New Hampshire, 2014
Current Place of Residence: Milford, NH
University: Villanova University
Other Information: Jessica Wamala, Milford, graduated from Villanova University in May with majors in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, and global interdisciplinary studies. She is a Truman Scholar, a Rangel Scholar, and a Gates Millenium Scholar. She is now pursuing an M.A. in political science at Villanova. Jessica has interned at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and at the State Department office of Near Eastern Affairs. A sophomore walk-on, Jessica is co-captain of Villanova’s 2013-2014 Division I varsity basketball team. She has done extensive volunteer work with Philadelphia’s homeless. At age 14, she was ranked fourth in the United States in chess for females under 21.