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Jasmine K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at University of California San Diego (UCSD)


neuroscience, psychology, cognitive sciences, anthropology, public policy, sociology, public health


My academic passions revolve around bridging the social sciences and the 'hard' sciences, and translating the work we do in science beyond the lab - this can be transformed into public policy or public health initiatives, human centered design focused social or healthcare interventions, and so much more. My personal passions revolve around the arts - there isn't a tv show, movie, genre of music, type of recipe, or artistic medium I haven't tried! I love to be creative, spend time exploring, and hanging out with my cats.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Using Human Centered Design to Develop an Implicit Bias Intervention

Implicit Bias is a well documented source that reinforces and encourages systemic biases in positions of power. Using principles of human centered design, including empathy, strategy, and building for scalability and sustainability, we can develop targeted interventions for people with positions of power to address their potential biases and learn how to mitigate or overcome them.

Integrating Neuroethics and Public Policy

The more we understand about the brain and human behavior, the more we need to amend and adjust laws and policies that may do more harm than good. What are some current advances in neuroethics that can directly alter current laws and policies in play?

Coding skills

python, MatLab, R

Teaching experience

Previously, I have tutored in schools and in 1:1 settings, coaching students through either coursework they needed extra help with, or in working with them on individual projects. Most recently I have been working with college students as they interned at my previous company to fulfill their summer requirements and personal projects.


Work experience

Ariadne Labs, Harvard School of Public Health (2019 - 2022)
Senior Research Assistant and Project Coordinator
Fulbright Fellow (2018 - 2019)
BaCH Tech Lab, McLean Hospital (2017 - 2018)
Research Assistant
GabLab, MIT (2016 - 2018)
Research Assistant


Wellesley College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2018)
Neuroscience, Anthropology
University of California San Diego (UCSD)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

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