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Jessica Miller

Where she lives: San Francisco, California

Education: B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in a five-year program.

NSBE: She’s very involved with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and programs that encourage African-Americans to consider careers in engineering.

Hobbies: Sports, reading, hiking, traveling and playing with her cats.

Advice: “Go for it!” Jessica says. “And don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from achieving something important. As long as you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.