My name is Jessie Tommie. I recently transplanted myself from Cincinnati, Ohio to Connecticut to pursue my dream of becoming a naturopathic doctor. I am a first year student at the University of Bridgeport (UB). I have worked in the engineering field for 20 years, so switching to medicine is a big shift for me. While working full time, I completed my Associates in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelors in Chemistry, and Masters in Nutrition, all at the University of Cincinnati. Naturopathic medicine has been a transformational force in my life and I am so excited to become part of this growing field. I am honored to be awared the Pathfinder Scholarship, where I look foward to working with Dr. D'Adamo and learning about Generative medicine.
I have a special interest in working with oncology patients and plan to pursue FABNO certification after graduation. I used my previous graduate experience to pursue additional research in this area. I recently published a paper in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, examining the relationship between breast cancer and vitamin D status. I am a contributing author on an another journal article related to diet patterns and cancer. I also developed course content for a cancer module that will be taught to graduate students in nutrition. I hope to continue this trajectory at UB, learning all that I can about naturopathic approaches to treating and preventing cancer. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my 3 dogs, woodworking, hiking, and generally being outdoors.