Chapter 1227 – Sunnyside High School
Adviser Lydia Gonzalez
Jolene Angelique Uribe is a student at Sunnyside High School in Fresno and is the Vice-President of her CSF chapter. Activities include the HOPE Coalition Christmas Event; Gift Wrapping Event; Christmas Card Making Event; Christmas Supply Donation; Snack Bar Fundraiser; and UC Davis Education Field Trip. She has participated in the United Student Body, Academic Decathlon, Link Crew, AP Ambassador: Mentoring Program.
Jolene has also been a part of kNOw MORE as a domestic violence awareness leader and Don’t Laugh At Me: Bullying Prevention Program as a playwright and mentor. Her work with the UCSF Doctors Academy in the Labor and Delivery, the Mother’s Resource Center, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has provided her with opportunities to work with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
Paula Peterson, Academic Program Coordinator for UCSF-Fresno, writes “She is a strong and confident young lady that leads by example for her classmates and is a student that stands in a positive light among the teachers and staff.” During her experience, she realized there were inequities in treatment and a lack of understanding amongst some patients. She states “This is when my passion for the medical field and advocacy grew and I knew that I wanted to be a part of the solution.” As a result, she researched and wrote a paper about the high rates of poor birth outcomes among African-American women.
She will continue her education and work for her community while studying at Fresno State University while studying biology hopes to eventually become an OBGYN.