Jessica D. Tolbert

Jessica is an avid learner who seeks to understand the world around her.


Since arriving to Claflin Jessica has interned in New York City, completed rigorous science courses, held leadership roles in various student organizations and made an impact on campus as a skilled photographer. "Much of my life I believed that I was not "smart enough" to learn science. However, the staff and faculty of Claflin University have seen to it that I thrive in my major," stated Jessica.

Jessica continues to thrive in the classroom while studying, completing freelance photography projects, and participating in student life activities.


Chattanooga, TN

Area of Study


Extracurricular Activities

  • Track and Field Manager
  • Executive Assistant to the SGA President
  • Freelance Photographer

Future Career Plans

Jessica plans to complete her graduate school degree and continue writing and illustrating children's books.

Claflin student - Jessica Tolbert
Jessica D. Tolbert
Biochemistry, 2019
Being a part of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College was a blessing that I knew would allow me the opportunity to deepen my love for learning and provide an abundance of other opportunities that only Claflin could provide.