Jocelyn studied English at Duke University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Duke, she received the Robertson Scholarship, a four-year full-ride merit scholarship. She was also awarded the university’s Griffith Award for Global Service. Her thesis on religious narratives at the end of life won the Duke Aptman Prize and was awarded “Most Original Honors Thesis” by the Duke English Department. After graduation, Jocelyn conducted pediatric palliative care research and advocacy in Malaysia as a recipient of the Hart Fellowship. Jocelyn is currently a fourth-year MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. She is also pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is a recipient of the Dubin Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, a full scholarship and leadership development program.
As a future medical educator, Jocelyn is passionate about teaching and learning. In high school, she taught creative writing at a local elementary school. At Duke, she was a teaching assistant for a course titled "Cancer in Our Lives: History, Policy, and Narrative.” Before medical school, she spent a year in Durham, North Carolina, where she developed and co-taught educational workshops on serious illness for elderly women. In addition to helping students master standardized tests, Jocelyn currently supports applicants as they consider a career in medicine. Jocelyn hopes to become a future physician-educator who works with medical trainees as they develop skills in clinical reasoning and compassionate communication.
In Jocelyn’s spare time, she loves reading novels, wandering through art museums, and dreaming about the dogs she’ll one day adopt.