Before entering her field, Jessica had the experience of volunteering at an organization called SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Towards Community Health). At this agency, she had the opportunity to witness a holistic team approach to treat and care for community members as she assisted through nutrition, exercise, and group led workshops.
She had grown up with the aspiration of entering the medical field, however upon application to allopathic (western) medical colleges, her philosophy and beliefs of medicine did not quite match. Her first exposure of naturopathic medicine was from her additional inquiry and further research of medical professions. She had found information about the naturopathic profession from the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). From there, she had dedicated herself to the pre-requisite courses and applications for naturopathic medical school.
Her family is from the Cree tribe of Lac La Ronge Indian Band, located in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
Dr. Jessica Schule is a proud Cree (Indigenous) female serving her community. She became the first female indigenous naturopathic doctor from her Indian reservation.
Dr. Jessica Schule completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. During these studies, she studied a year-abroad in Stockholm, Sweden at Stockholm University. She continued her medical education in Doctor of Naturopathy at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, Canada. Currently, she is seeking her Master of Science in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.