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Jessica Rutherford


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My name is Jessica I am 44 years old and I am dedicated to making my life better to help others. I have been through so many things in life that I am turning my tragedies into triumphs. I am passionate about helping others discover their own beauty and worth, no matter what they have done in the past or what kinds of mental health issues they have. I want to help end the stigma of people with mental health issues and bring more awareness to those who do not understand what it is like to suffer from an unseen with the physical eye illiness. There is hope for everyone and I do what I can every day to make each day better than the last. I love learning and going to school has helped me in so many ways, I ultimately want to get a degree that I can work in many different aspects of the mental health field.


Boise State University

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General

Aims Community College

Associate's degree program
2014 - 2019
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Psychology, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Health, Wellness, and Fitness

    • Dream career goals:

      Non Profit

    • Peer Support Specialist

      2018 – Present6 years

    Future Interests



    Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
    Recovery to me means hope. It means hold on pain ends. I can live my life and enjoy all the great things life has to offer. It means giving hope to others who are suffering with addiction that the possibility of change is there. Sharing my story with other addicts and being in recovery out loud is what recovery means to me. Recovery is being the change that I want to see in this world. Sharing that change by showing others, how I live my life today and being a good example. Advocating for the addict that still suffers by being involved in programs that are geared to help others such as recovery coaching and peer support. Recovery is loving myself despite the bad decisions I once made. Recovery is working on myself everyday so that I continue to grow, instead of regress. Recovery is recognizing my short comings and continuing to work on these as they come up, so that I never have to be that person again. Recovery is 10 years free, recovery is possible, recovery is me.