has worked for Protozoa Pictures, Participant Media, Ebertfest, Activision, and on several independent film, photography, and writing residency projects. 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 has appeared on Juxtapoz and other online publications. Her latest project, The Stillness Between, is forthcoming.
In 2014, Jasmine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts with an MFA in Film & Television Production, Screenwriting. In 2011, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Iowa with 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.
Since 2005, Jasmine has volunteered for organizations that serve children. Her efforts include building a classroom in the Rocinha favela for Dos Hermanos, documenting a mural project for youth in Jerusalem for Project Harmony and Arts by the People, and tutoring youth for Meals on Wheels.
An avid traveler, Jasmine is drawn to mysterious and vast places that dwarf humans, evoking the magnitude and wonder of Life. In 2009, she went 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.
Currently, Jasmine works as the Studio Manager and Content Creator at Bisco Smith. She lives in Queens, New York with her husband and cat.