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Renaissance Woman Jasmin Eatman Shines Brightly Inside and Outside of the Classroom

September 2015

Biology major Jasmin EatmanWhile at Spelman, biology major Jasmin Eatman, C’2017, was a Johnson & Johnson STEM2D scholar and one of eight students from historically Black colleges and universities in the nation to receive the ETS Presidential Scholarship for HBCU Students. 

Sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, the full, one-year academic scholarship honors undergraduate students in their junior or senior year who have demonstrated strong academic performance and extensive engagement in co-curricular activities. As a scholarship recipient, Eatman presented  a research project related to her major field of study at the ETS forum in Princeton, New Jersey. 

"There exists an irrefutable relationship between scientific research and public health. I look forward to developing my career at this junction through research in neuroscience and public health. Today, I am fully dedicating myself to the pursuit of academic excellence, because I want my work in human developmental research to be undergirded by expertise in the field of neuroscience," said Eatman.

In the future, Eatman plans to challenge research in infant mortality within communities of color by applying the biological principles of cognitive neuroscience in order to assess the impact of urban environmental air quality on fetal neurodevelopment. 

Spelman Biology Major Jasmin EatmanA scholar and community activist, the talented dance minor is a member of the Ethel Waddell Githee Honors Program, the Biomedical Scholars Program in partnership with the Social Justice Fellows Program, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has also maintained her status on the Dean's List and is a Women in Science and Engineering Undergraduate Program scholar.

Perhaps there is truth in the idea that the more you do, the better you become. While at Spelman, Eatman served as a resident adviser to first-year students, a Learning Resource Center peer instructor, and a directed supplemental instructor for cellular and molecular biology. I cherish the opportunity to facilitate the transition into undergraduate student life. 

Eatman also served as an executive board member and mentor in Spelman College's chapter of Teen Angels Society Inc., a national mentorship organization geared towards supporting adolescent girls of color, providing a series of charm school sessions to promote academic excellence, etiquette, professionalism, community service, leadership and creativity. 

blue-quote-leftThrough the synthesis of high academic standards and a commitment to creative community engagement, I strive to live by a philosophy of victory -- walking boldly in faith, never in fear.blue-quote-right


Eatman's future aspirations include obtaining master’s degrees in neuroscience and public health, as well as attending medical school. Her ultimate career goal is to become a family physician and utilize her research background to address the challenges of infant mortality within communities of color. Follow Eatman's exciting journey on her website: www.jasminafricali.com

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