Grant Review & Allocation Chair
Jasmine attended Purdue University-North Central after spending her childhood in South Texas. In 2016, she graduated with a BS in Biology and was admitted to the Purdue Life Sciences program (PULSe) later that year. Her research characterizes interactions between viral and human host proteins in the context of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus pathogenesis. Jasmine is in her fifth year of graduate school and fourth year of PGSG membership, primarily in the Grant Review and Allocation Committee (GRAC). She is serving her third term as GRAC Chair for the 2020-2021 school year.
PGSG offers grants that fund different aspects of the graduate student experience (e.g. conference travel expenses, symposiums, professional development events). GRAC evaluates grant applications through a double-blind process and grant allocations are decided by vote. As the Chair, Jasmine's responsibilities include updating online grant materials and resources, training grant reviewers, and maintaining records of GRAC activities.