Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Jarett

Jessica Jarett, who was a 2001 graduate of OA and our valedictorian, recently received her PhD in Microbiology from University of New Hampshire. She is currently a research assistant performing a comparative study of the microbial communities associated with diseased and healthy corals in the Caribbean. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Queensland in 2005, and has had papers published, among many other honors throughout the years. We are very proud of our 2001 graduate and what she has done with her Orinda Academy education.