Jasmine Jones was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After attending a career high school where she completed her EMT certification training, Jasmine began her collegiate career at The University of Texas at Austin. Here she pursued a Bachelor
of Science and Arts in Biology, a Business minor, and graduated with honors. During her time as a student, Jasmine was a course assistant for introductory biology, a student educator and public speaking consultant at Sanger Learning
Center, an ambassador for the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), and a committed volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Most notably, Jasmine received the Mary Pendleton Volunteer of the Year Award for
serving families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. David's Medical Center.
Now at UTMB, Jasmine is a dual degree MD/MPH candidate in the Class of 2024. She is inspired by William Osler's dedication to his patients and a desire to make a difference as she fosters a passion for community engagement and health policy
hoping to make an impact in the communities where she resides. Currently, she is a student representative on the curriculum committee where she is able to provide a voice for fellow classmates pertaining to curricular changes. As First
in the Family's second president, Jasmine advocates for first generation medical students through mentorship, networking, and incorporating first generation physicians at UTMB and now at undergraduate institutions across Texas. Regionally,
Jasmine serves as the Health Policy and Legislative Affairs Chair for the Student National Medical Association. In this role, she relays information and the national board's interests to the regional board concerning public health
initiatives, voting, and policymaking in addition to serving on a national subcommittee that consists of constructing policy statements. Of utmost importance, she will create, plan and execute her own health initiative pertaining to
physical and mental wellness in the Age of COVID-19 this year as the new chair. When she isn't involved in her passion projects or serving at the local, free student-run clinic, Jasmine enjoys trying new delicacies at Houston's top
food spots, spending time with family and friends, reading anti-racism literature, or trying to stay healthy with a good workout.
Currently, she's interested in obstetrics/gynecology and psychiatry, with the hopes of creating sustainable change in whichever fields she decides. Ultimately, Jasmine is dedicated to advocating for equitable healthcare, dismantling the
systems that allow health disparities to exist and anti-racism work in her communities.