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Milken Scholar 2023
Scholar Profile

Jessica Amaya-Torres


Jessica Amaya-Torres, a graduate of Benjamin Banneker High School, is a Gates Scholar and Harvard Book Prize Recipient. She won 1st place in the One World Education Competition for her video on hostile designs affecting the unhoused and was featured by The Washington Post. A member of the French Honor Society, Jessica also led Banneker Interns at the Latin American Youth Center Health Promotions program. Jessica studies biology and public health as a Cummings Scholar at Johns Hopkins University.

High school:  Benjamin Banneker Senior High School


College Year Degree
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
2027 B.S. Biology and Public Health