Jasmine Griffiths

Job title: 
Undergraduate Research Apprentice

Jasmine Griffiths (she/her) is a first-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in Integrative Biology and African American Studies, with a possible minor in Race and the Law. She is primarily interested in the Black experience in education and the healthcare system, and how portrayals of people of color in mainstream media influence the reverberations of social justice initiatives. Her past work has been centered around advocacy and creating and brainstorming curricula to highlight the ethics of care for underrepresented communities in medicine. Last semester, Jasmine presented her research on Afrofuturism at a research symposium at Cal, and now hopes to continue the work that she does with underrepresented communities through her internship with the Black Recruitment and Retention Center and Clinical Chair position for a Bioethics organization on campus. After her graduation, Jasmine hopes to participate in an MD-PhD Program to use research as a means of uplifting the Black community and promoting public health equity.As an Undergraduate Research Apprentice for BLAC, Jasmine is focused on identifying the largest historical impacts left behind by the Black community at UC Berkeley as a means of supporting Black students and validating their sense of belonging on Cal’s campus.