Raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi as an only child, Jasmine B. King began her journey towards public policy and law during her senior year of high school. During her senior year at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Jasmine’s desires to save lives through medicine shifted to a passion to protect the lives of disenfranchised groups during her first internship in the public sector: as a Judicial Intern within the Lowndes County Courthouse. Having the opportunity to intern with a Circuit Court Judge, Jasmine’s idea of the effectiveness of the court system changed drastically and allowed her to better understand the roles she could potentially play in promoting positive change in the legal world. Following this passion to institute positive change in the legal and policy sector, Jasmine B. King began her college career at Jackson State University (JSU) as a Political Science Major. During the course of her time at JSU, Jasmine has held numerous roles that have allowed her to develop her critical analysis, research, and public engagement skills such as Student Coordinator for Undergraduate Research in the Political Science Department, International Service Intern within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Public Affairs Intern within Planned Parenthood Southeast, and Criminal Justice Reform Legal Intern within the Southern Poverty Law Center.