Jessica Uren

Jessica is from Des Moines, Iowa. She received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Central College. During her undergraduate studies she also studied abroad in Bangor, Wales where she studied linguistics and culture. Her interest in development was spurred from trips to Mexico and Peru, as well as service learning in the Des Moines area, where she taught English and cultural immersion to refugees from Iraq. Upon her arrival in Tucson in January, Jessica also started volunteering with a group of children from refugee and immigrant families providing help with school work and positive group activities several hours a week. Jessica is excited to see where the MDP Program will lead her future.  


Des Moines, Iowa


Central College

Degree or Program: 

Linguistics (BA)

Practicum partner: 

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)


Assessing the Right to Information Act in Bangladesh

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