Jasmine C. Jackson is a rising Senior Political Science Major at Jackson State University. A Dean’s List scholar, her research interests focuses on controversial political issues that plague minority communities and the effect these issues have on societal placement. Last summer, Jasmine had the privilege of working with Dr. Geoff Ward at the University of California at Irvine on a research that examines historical racial violence. She has vast research experience and has presented at the various conferences, such as, the Pi Sigma Alpha Student conference, the Southern Political Science Association conference in Puerto Rico, and the University of Michigan’s Emerging Scholars Conference. In the future, she hopes to earn a Doctoral degree in Political Science and teach on the collegiate level.