Jessica Cooper studied biological sciences at the University of Calgary and earned an honors degree studying the effects of endurance exercise on skeletal muscle. During her undergrad studies, she became passionate about volunteering with organizations that support underprivileged youth, including Children’s Cottage Society, Dreams Take Flight and Right To Play.
In 2015, Jessica worked with Right To Play, speaking across the country with national athletes and advocating for sport for development. Since 2015, she has worked for a non-profit called Impact Society, advocating for social development and healthy living in First Nation’s Communities and schools across Canada. She believes that everyone should have equal opportunity and is passionate about advocating for those who do not have a voice. She intends to pursue a career in medicine and to be a part of creating solutions to improve access to health care in rural areas, with a focus on maternal care and mental health in youth.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, friends, singing in a band and cozying up with iced coffee and a good book.