is a writer and filmmaker. She has worked for Protozoa Pictures, Participant Media, Ebertfest, and on numerous independent film and photography projects. In 2016, she attended the Weymouth Writer’s-in-Residence program. Her screenplay "The Patio" was selected for competition at The Oaxaca Film Festival and her visual work has been published in Park City Magazine, and appeared on Juxtapoz and other online publications. Her latest novel, "The Stillness Between," is forthcoming.
In 2014, Jasmine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts where she holds an MFA in Film & Television Production, Screenwriting. In 2011, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Iowa where she holds a BA in English Literature, Creative Writing. In 2005, she took creative writing courses at UCLA’s Writer’s Extension Program and was mentored by the late Les Plesko.
For over a decade, Jasmine has volunteered and worked for organizations that serve children. Her efforts include building a classroom in the Rocinha favela for Dos Hermanos, documenting a mural project for Arab and Jewish Youth in Jerusalem for Project Harmony and Arts by the People, and documenting/collaborating on a mural project for a cross-section of Youth in Summit County, Utah.
Jasmine is an avid traveler with an eye for the mysterious and vast spaces that dwarf the viewer, evoking the magnitude and wonder of Life. In 2009, she embarked on a six month, solo-backpacking travel from Antarctica to the Galapagos Islands and blogged about the experience at In The Backyard. She is drawn to honest storytelling and candid photography.
Prior to storytelling, Jasmine was a dancer for Furious Styles Crew. During her tenure, she went on a syndicated national tour with The Roots, OutKast, and Diesel Boy, was a guest judge and panelist at Body Rock New Zealand, and won first place in the female division at Miami Pro-Am International Arts & Dance Conference. In her free time, she practices Krav Maga and illustrates at Little Giant.