Jaylene Francisco

My name is Jaylene Francisco, and I am from Washington Heights. I currently am a senior at Manhattan Village Academy. I am currently interested in nursing. As I got older, I learned about high maternal mortality rates among women of color. This encouraged me to want to pursue a career in nursing, specializing in prenatal and midwifery care. I want to be a changemaker in healthcare for women of color. As we deal with this pandemic, I have felt the need to educate myself further and understand the issues that closely affect my community and womanhood. Healthcare is the platform that will allow me to create my version of changing the world.

Starting Fall 2021, Jessica will be attending NYU.


Jaylene's FLi Sci Scholar Final Presentation

Jaylene Francisco Final Presentation