Jasmine was born in California but as a child explored much of the country, including competing in the Junior Olympics in the 1500 meters at age 9. She attended University of California, San Diego, where she took up Neuroscience. After college, she got involved in Neuroscience research, joining the Nelson Lab in 2019, where she is currently contributing to several projects related to Parkinson’s disease and Tardive Dyskinesia. In the time of coronavirus, Jasmine has kept the lab from utter collapse through her diligent pairing and genotyping of transgenic mice. She is a recognized mouse-whisperer and fearless scruffer. In her spare time, she is coming up with new avenues of research involving the amygdala and LSD.