Jasmine was born and raised in the Caribbean where she first discovered her passion for building bridges between health challenges and solutions. She credits her experiences sitting by her sister’s hospital bed as the most defining of her life, ultimately leading to her training in Pathology and Health Policy. She is most passionate about using her training and talents to participate in efforts which build resilient health systems and believes that engaging the public is an essential aspect of this process. She pursues these passions in her current role as a Scientific Associate at the University Health Network in Toronto, where she uses her research and coordination skills, and talent as a writer to support the leadership in the Radiation Medicine Program. Jasmine obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Trent University, a certificate in Global Health Governance from the Sandford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is a 2016 nominee for Governor General’s Gold Medal Award, winner of the Jay Telfer Award for Leadership in Global Education and a consecutive winner of the Canadian Biomaterials Oral Presentation award for her Ph.D. research.