Jessica Chung grew up in a suburb west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and minoring in African Studies. While
studying abroad in Uganda, she become interested in the need for robust health prevention strategies and then pursued her MPH at Boston University. After her time in Boston, Jessica went to work for the CDC in Nigeria and China,
improving care for people living with HIV/AIDS. She found herself wanting to bridge public health concepts with clinical care, especially for women in underserved communities, which led her back to the Badgers for medical school.
Her desire to continue improving care for women globally grew at UWSMPH into the desire to pursue OBGYN as a specialty. When looking for residencies and her new home, Jessica looked for a program that had a deep sense of community,
camaraderie, and support along with a strong academic education that prepares residents for any fellowship or general practice. She was delighted when she found that and much more at UVM, so she traded one snowy place for another.
When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys running, boxing, baking, and cultivating her indoor plant jungle.
Jemi Gunalp was born in Del Mar, California. She attended the University of Washington where she earned a BS in Biology. She then joined the Teach for America chapter in Atlanta, Georgia where she taught high school
science for two years and learned about all the joys of southern comfort food. She later earned her MD at the Chicago Medical School. During her medical training she had the opportunity to rotate at the University of Vermont and
fell in love with the OB/GYN department here. She is beyond excited to now be joining the University of Vermont OB/GYN team for her residency. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, hot yoga, cross country skiing and generally
all outdoor activities.