Jasmin was born and raised in the City of Carson, just across street from Harbor-UCLA. She feels most privileged that she gets to be trained as a physician in the place where she calls home. Growing up in an ethnic minority neighborhood surrounded by oil refineries and low-performing public schools motivates her to serve the underserved. Jasmin earned her BA at UC Berkeley where she was involved in the Biology Scholars Program, the Health Worker Program, and the Philipino Association for Health Careers. She earned her MS at San Francisco State University, where she developed a cervical cancer health intervention for urban middle school girls while studying bacterial gene regulation. Jasmin credits her achievements to the inspiration and guidance she received from her research mentors Dr. Tyrone Hayes and Dr. Leticia Márquez-Magaña. For this reason she gives back to her community through her current positions as the UCLA Co-Chair of the 2013 Minority Health Conference and the Co-Coordinator ofLMSA’s undergraduate mentorship program.

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Carson, CA