What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

Jasmine is the Peer Engagement Coordinator at Arcadia Science focusing on increasing the external use of Arcadia’s research by the scientific community. Previously, she was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Arcadia Science, focusing on the intersection of basic science research and translation, and led Engineered Matter Labs (EML) — a community protein-based materials design team focusing on engineering spider silk-inspired proteins to serve as a humectant in skin care and researching understudied spider species that can serve as sources of novelty. From 2017 to 2021, she was the Co-Founder leading product and operations at TUNE, where some of their clients included lululemon, Google, Northwell Health, and JW Marriott.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I strongly believe that we are in a pivotal moment in the open science and access movement. It is increasingly obvious that our current publishing system is broken and the scientific problems that we are tackling have become incredibly complex and multidisciplinary. I want to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program to strategize how I can contribute to the open science movement and meet other individuals who are deeply committed to this mission.

What are you excited about in science communication?

Because research has become so multidisciplinary, I’m passionate about leveraging the principles of science communication to help other scientists better collaborate with one another. We often think about science communication as a conversation between the scientific community and the general public, but we can also better facilitate “scientist-to-scientist” communication. This is especially important for the shift toward public comments and because radical insights often come from finding similarities between seemingly disparate domains.

Ask me about…

Hobbies: Hiking, climbing, ice skating, yoga and flower arranging! Fun fact: I have a twin sister!

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