Jessica Kuang and HFiT

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Jessica is a recently graduated Global Health senior and is extremely interested in learning about health disparities in underserved regions. She has always had a passion for volunteering, and growing up in Chula Vista, she frequently visited Mexico. Despite this, Jessica notes that prior to her field experience with Health Frontiers in Tijuana, her understanding of border health was very limited.

For two quarters, she volunteered with HFiT, a student-run free clinic that is operated by students in UABC and UCSD. Health Frontiers in Tijuana provides free primary care, mental health services, health education, and social services to the marginalized population of Zona Norte, Tijuana.

As an undergraduate student involved with HFiT, her hands-on experience helped teach her about the health issues of the border region by volunteering in the free clinic. On a typical day, she would assist in registering patients, taking vitals, scribing for physicians, organizing the pharmacy, and participating in health education events. She not only learned about health concerns ende