Jasmine Deng is a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and completed her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and B.S.in Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and MetabolismatUC Berkeley. In college, Jasmine volunteered at the Suitcase Clinic, a free clinic serving individuals facing homelessness, and was also a scribe at a primary care clinic serving the members of the Tenderloin neighborhood inSan Francisco. Jasmine is interested in nutrient function and metabolism as well as the metabolic processes underlying disease. As an undergraduate, she engaged in research at a lab studying the transcriptional and epigenetic bases of metabolic dysregulations including diabetes and obesity. She also spent a year after graduation as a clinical research coordinator working on clinical trials and studies on hepatitis B/C and NASH in a hepatology research group at UCSF. Jasmine currently is involved with the DGSOM chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association(APAMSA) and the Chinese Medicine Interest Group. Jasmine enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors, visiting restaurants and cafes, and traveling.