Meet Jessica Welter | Briar Cliff University

Meet Jessica Welter

Presho, SD
Biology

Jessica Welter

“There is an overwhelming feeling that everyone cares about everyone at Briar Cliff.”


— Jessica Welter
Presho, SD
Biology

Jessica Welter ('18), a senior biology major and volleyball player from Presho, SD, is no stranger to the Briar Cliff state-of-the-art biology labs. This year, she had the opportunity to publish research with Dr. Daniel Jung and her colleagues and attend the Iowa Academy of Science annual conference to present their findings.

Jessica is part of a group of students assisting with research on the Loess Hills prairie turnip and its potential medical uses in the termination of harmful bacteria. The importance of this experience is not lost on Jessica, who is grateful for the opporunity.

“The biology and bio-chemistry students are blessed with very knowledgeable professors that want to see you do your best while in the classroom and after you graduate,” says Jessica. “There is an overwhelming feeling that everyone cares about everyone at Briar Cliff.”

Jessica chose Briar Cliff after visiting campus, connecting with Dr. Candice Coffin in the biology department, and meeting members of the women's volleyball team who made her feel welcomed. Jessica played volleyball throughout college and felt the same sense of community that brought her to Briar Cliff on the court and in the classroom.

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