Jamie Shelstad, PA-S

PA Foundation Student Representative
Jamie Pepi Shelstad
Paris, TN
jshelstad@aapa.org

Jamie Pepi is a second-year PA student at Bethel University in Tennessee where she currently serves as the AOR representative for her program and is a member of an opioid crisis student volunteer group. Driven by a passion for global and underserved populations, Jamie volunteered in numerous rural clinics and began her studies of public health while living in Gaborone, Botswana during her undergraduate career. Prior to PA school, Jamie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and linguistics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Jamie also worked towards her Masters of Public Health with a global health emphasis at George Washington University in Washington, D.C

As a recipient of the 2017 Timi Agar Barwick Scholarship for Humanism in Medicine, Jamie is eager to give back as means of appreciation. As the PA Foundation Student Representative Jamie hopes to engage and expand service leadership among PA students by connecting to individuals and schools on a personal level. Through increasing philanthropic participation, she hopes to increase awareness of cultural competency and inspire her fellow students to get involved with their passions on local and global levels.

After graduation Jamie will participate in a Spanish immersion program just outside Guatemala. She then hopes to work with a pediatric subspecialty while using her public health and medical education to support and empower global underserved communities. In her extra time you can find Jamie Pepi hiking, traveling, baking, finding new adrenaline activities, or doing anything out in the sunshine.