Magazine - Winter 2022


Jasmine Burrell

TAKE UP SPACE She is a passionate advocate for youth and young adults and is dedicated to ensuring that these particular groups have the right assets, skills, and confidence to feel empowered to speak, think, and provide for themselves, their families, and their communities. As a minority student in STEM, Jasmine has struggled with issues of imposter syndrome in her everyday life and has made it her personal mission to ensure that students like her are able to overcome these feelings and reach their true potential.


Jasmine Burrell was born and raised in Houston, Texas and currently attends the University of Oklahoma where she is a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a biotechnology emphasis and a minor in psychology. In addition, Jasmine also currently holds two pageant titles: Miss Black and Gold for the Oklahoma District and 2022 University of Oklahoma Black Royalty. Jasmine is actively engaged in many university of Oklahoma activities and organizations including the Black Student Association (BSA), Crimson Club, the Henderson Scholars Program, and is a proud alumnus of the 58th President’s Leadership Class. Jasmine serves as the President of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) as well as the KAptivating Kappa Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated of which she is a Fall 2020 initiate. She also serves on the executive board of the National Panhellenic Council. An avid dancer, Jasmine eagerly joined the OU Elite Dance team, as it provided a way for her to balance her rigorous academic studies while pursuing her love for dance. The only thing that surpasses Jasmine’s passion for dance is her passion for people. Recognizing that everyone has a purpose, a calling, and a mission, Jasmine spends countless hours volunteering with organizations in both Norman (Oklahoma) and Houston (Texas) that empower and build people up by connecting them to the resources, training, education, and development that they need to flourish.

Take Up Space is an initiative that focuses on challenging and empowering students to overcome feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt that are typically associated with Imposter Syndrome.

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