Jessica Franzen

Jessica Franzen

Science Laboratory Coordinator




Pursuing a Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Sciences, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Associate of Liberal Arts, Arkansas State University-Beebe
Associate of Science in Health Science, Arkansas State University-Beebe
Associate of Science in Teaching, Arkansas State University-Beebe


I love Science. If you would have told me that in the 10th grade, I wouldn't have believed you. As a student at ASU-Beebe, it became clear over time that the only classes I had an interest in were science-based. You can have one great teacher that can open your eyes to a world that you never knew you loved. I am grateful for the teacher that did that for me. Science to me consists of an always learning process, with never-ending amounts of knowledge and is always changing. One area of science I really enjoy is Microbiology. I do not think a lot of people realize that this is the Microbe's world and we are just living in it. They are not just something that makes you sick. They are the very reason our world exists, all of life on this planet depends on the activities of bacteria. They can live in almost any environment imaginable, and that is something I hope to study one day.

My life goal, to capture a water bear!

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