Researching and developing medical treatments that are effective and accessible to all people regardless of backgrounds.
The daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college student, Yasmin witnessed first-hand the inaccessibility to adequate medical treatment that plagues most of the global south. Her love for community activism and organizing was the inspiration to launch Feud for Food, a student-led organization dedicated to alleviating the effects of food deserts and food inequity across Chicago. As the founder and president, Yasmin grew a coalition of high school students to over 50 members. Through their work, they have assisted in the upkeep of community gardens, hosted countless food drives, and hosted interactive nutritional education sessions for the youth in the area. With a perfect GPA from one the country’s top high schools, Yasmin is also active in the biological and health sciences- competing in science fairs and organizing independent research projects within biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. Her latest works include an in vitro study regarding the effects of sugar types on the gastrointestinal microbiota, which she hopes to be published. Yasmine’s research experience goes beyond lab work. She recently completed an internship at the Lurie Children’s Hospital Research Department, where she conducted qualitative coding analysis to determine a relationship between climate change and adolescent help.
- North African and Middle Eastern Culture Club, President
- Feud for Food, Founder and President
- Whitney Young Wind Ensemble, 1st Chair 2nd Clarinet