Jasmine Little is a rising senior at Lafayette College, where she majors in psychology and minors in Africana studies. She acquired an interest for disparities research early-on from interning in London, England during a “Healthcare and Societies program.” She also participated in an intense study abroad program in which she visited South Africa, Vietnam, and Brazil in which she learned how to conduct field research and present her findings to a lay audience. Through Project L/EARN, Jasmine gained additional research experience, networked with professionals in her field, and acquired a support system as part of her professional development. Her future goals include obtaining a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology to become a clinician and eventually becoming a professor in cultural psychology.
Through Project L/EARN, Jasmine learned how to pace herself when presented with multiple tasks and manage her time wisely throughout the summer. She enjoyed attending the AcademyHealth conference in Boston, where she was able to capitalize on many networking opportunities with experienced researchers. Jasmine also valued the diverse peer group she was a part of during the program, where she was able to learn from the academic strengths of others while contributing her own.
Jasmine worked with her mentor, Dr. Sarah Rosenfield, on a project examining the effect of race on psychosis treatment across the United States. She enjoyed working with a mentor that was just as enthusiastic about her project as she was. Jasmine hopes to continue working with Dr. Rosenfield to explore gender differences on the same topic. She recommends that future interns collaborate within their cohort to complete assignments and add some fun to an otherwise stressful program.