Jasmine George is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is currently a science policy fellow under the Louis Sullivan science policy fellowship for Research!America. She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T), where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She developed her passion for research at A&T University by completing a senior thesis project in kidney research. She then received her Master of Science in Biomedical Science at Morehouse School of Medicine. This thesis work included clinical studies and community outreach in underserved populations. She also served within quality control for Noramco, Inc a former subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. After working in industry, she returned to Morehouse School of Medicine to complete her PhD in biomedical science. During her tenure at Morehouse School of Medicine, Jasmine was a RISE fellow. Her dissertation research project focused on how high-fat diet can affect kidney and liver health. Outside of academia, Jasmine is actively involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for National Science Policy Network, where she serves on the DEI committee. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the HBCU Science Policy College Tour, which aims to increase minority access to science policy and communication resources. Her goal is to collaborate with both institutional, external, and non-profit organizations to create a diverse community of future health policy leaders and science communicators.
Addressing health inequities and serving our nation’s diverse population requires an equally diverse biomedical workforce.