Current Place of Residence: Hillsborough, New Jersey
University: Washington University in St. Louis
Current/Recent Course: BS Biology (Major Neursoscience)
Jasmine Brown, Hillsborough, New Jersey, is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, where she majors in Biology, with a focus in Neuroscience. While her primary focus has been neuroscience, she has also done cancer research at the Broad Institute, pulmonary research at Johns Hopkins, and behavioral science at the University of Miami. At Washington University she continues extensive research to identify protective genes against cognitive defects following West Nile induced encephalitis. She founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists and serves as its president, working to provide minority students in STEM research resources and a community to be successful. She has tutored high school students and danced in a theater production. Her long-term goal is to combine her passion for science with her passion for diversity, while serving as a role model and mentor for the next generation of scientists.