When she went into the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps straight out of college, Jasmine discovered two things: 1. She really enjoyed seeing design become reality; and, 2. The design-to-construction processes wasn’t taking full advantage of available technology. These realizations led Jasmine to grad school, where she studied human-centered design for mechanical engineering. Her mission now is to find and apply project data that can help shape the built environment for the humans that use it. She came to TEECOM because of the firm’s focus on the intersection of tech and architecture.
Check out Jasmine’s closets, and you’ll find stacks of tabletop games. Tabletop gaming is a family tradition that she’s carried on with friends. Her favorite games include Descent, Time Stories, and Sentinels of the Multiverse. Anything cooperative, long, and epic will draw her in. She often plays a game with friends that lasts 6-8 hours, meaning they have to reserve a full day to play.
Jasmine’s father was an engineer and a musician, and she grew up in a household alive with jazz and Motown music. Not having the musical gene, Jasmine turned to dance. She studied classical Russian ballet for the first part of her life, and then she discovered Lindy Hop. Lindy Hop takes the jazz she grew up with and turns it into a platform for her own expression. Any chance she gets to Lindy Hop to live music, Jasmine’s there.
Warm weather means solo wilderness backpacking for Jasmine. It’s a way for her to test her strength and find solitude. Two of her favorite local destinations are Desolation and Emigrant Wilderness. Her best advice for solo backpackers is to always check in with the on-site ranger, and never to ignore their advice. She shrugged off a storm warning once, which led to a night of camping amidst falling trees. She knew where to put her tent to avoid them, but it was still a night to remember.