Jessica Ang, MPH, MPA, BSN, BS, BA, RN
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program | DNP Class of 2026
Greetings! I'm Jessica Ang, a mother of three amazing children, currently immersing myself in the world of psychiatric nursing. Raised in Washington State by Filipino immigrant parents, my life in Seattle's diverse culture has significantly influenced my approach to mental health.
My academic journey began at the University of Washington with a triple degree in Neurobiology, Environmental Health and Psychology. This diverse educational background laid the foundation for my understanding of health sciences and human behavior. I furthered my education with an MPA from Seattle University, sharpening my leadership and administrative skills, and then completed an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, in 2023, I achieved a BSN through the APNI program, further enhancing my health care skills and knowledge.
Before transitioning to nursing, I developed a career in Environment, Health and Safety at Amazon and Boeing, where I led teams to create and implement safety and health programs. The pandemic underscored the critical importance of mental well-being in the health and safety of our employees. These roles were more than just job responsibilities; they offered me the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others and support the well-being of my colleagues.
Currently, at Seattle University, I am blending my management experience with a deep passion for psychiatric nursing. This journey isn't just about earning a degree; it's a commitment to providing empathetic, inclusive care, especially for marginalized communities. My goal is to offer expert care and champion accessible mental health services. When not engaged in my studies or RN work, I value time with my family and friends and enjoy reading and traveling.