Sister 2

Jessica Lopez: Future Engineer

Bright Prospect has supported my sister Tessy and I emotionally as well as financially allowing us to overcome all sorts of adversity.  Our family has had to deal with impending deportation, financial instability, and more recently medical issues. Unfortunately, our mother’s health is declining significantly; she is resisting paralysis, while our father’s chronic back injury has forced him to stop working. With little to no money at home, our parents and all of their resilience continues to inspire us. Everyday we strive to make them proud.

Thanks to Bright Prospect, our dreams are coming true and we are achieving things we never thought were possible. Last summer, Tessy was fortunate enough to have an internship in Cordoba Spain where she performed social work to support immigrants from neighboring countries. This summer Tessy helped students find their voice and talents in a program held at the Maloof foundation in Rancho Cucamonga, sponsored by Bright Prospect. As for myself, I am finalizing my research on mechanical properties of spider silks, and plan on publishing. At work, I recently began to file a patent for a medical device that will help speed up bone regeneration though light therapy.  With graduation on the horizon, my internship at Ormco Corporation is coming to a close. I am currently applying to graduate schools and full-time jobs. I hope to continue studying bio-mimicry to help make medical advancements.

None of our achievements have come easily. We could not have done it on our own. Only with the support of our family, friends and most of all Bright Prospect have Tessy and I been able to make our dreams a reality.  I look forward to the day that we are able to give back to our family and community that has done so much for us.

Jessica Lopez: Cal Poly Pomona Graduate, B.S. Chemical Engineering

Jessica Lopez: Cal Poly Pomona Graduate, B.S. Chemical Engineering