Jazmine Newson

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2023 Award: Peter G. Pauw Award for Distinction in Biology
Major: Biology, Honors Program
Minor: Special Education, Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Extracurricular activities: I enjoy dancing, spending time with my friends, and attending Black Student Union meetings. 

More about Jazmine

Future plans:

I aspire to be a prenatal or pediatric genetic counselor who emphasizes equity, access, and connection within healthcare. I was just accepted into the Master’s of Science in Human Genomics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) at Stanford University where I will be attending in the fall!

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?

My major has allowed me repeated opportunities to engage with science in critical and engaging ways. I now place a large emphasis on "humanizing the science" and re-connecting the information we are learning to the people who it affects, in contrast to constantly favoring objectivity.

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?

My proudest moment has been completing my honors senior project. I wrote an undergraduate science class that demonstrates a tangible, realistic embodiment of equity-based teaching. After writing the class, I had the privilege to share my work with faculty and encourage them to adopt my approach.