Jose De Jesus

Jose De Jesus’ grandmother had to cook Puerto Rican “mofongo” (Puerto Rican dish) on a large enough scale to nourish him and his six siblings.
In the same way, a successful health intervention or program needs to be applied in order for people to receive the health benefits.
That’s why De Jesus wants to tackle health disparities by applying and implementing proven programs to bring things like cancer prevention and physical activity to kids and families.
He’s already helped many people in need as a health educator by working on several social issues, such as homelessness, criminal justice, mental health, and job development.
The elimination of cancer health disparities is his newest passion.
That’s why De Jesus applied for the Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program, which recruits 25 master’s-level students and professionals for a five-day Summer Institute to promote doctoral degrees and careers studying Latino cancer.
De Jesus’ confident drive and “cabeza dura” (stubbornness) will continue to take him far in reaching his goals, as will his Éxito! experience.
He cites Éxito! “has given me a jump start” on his goals.