Black Legacy Month (BLM) is a time in which the entire Dartmouth community comes together to celebrate and recognize the triumphs, struggles, and excellence of Blackness at Dartmouth.
Throughout the month of February, the Tuck and Dartmouth communities offer a number of events and programs to celebrate BLM. The purpose is to recognize the Black experience, explore topical issues in the Black community while giving context to a vision of what the Black future could be, and engage the Dartmouth community in an appreciation for all that Black people have contributed to the campus and the world at large.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m proud of receiving ‘President of the Year’ when I served as president of my sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I was humbled to initially be nominated by my peers, but being recognized for exceptional leadership among the entire National Pan-Hellenic Council always enables me to look back on that service with pride.
What keeps you busy? How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Outside of work and school, I love designing. I currently run BSAT’s Instagram page @blackattuck. I often considered myself solely analytical but appreciate that my experience at Tuck has allowed me to really explore my creative side.
Who do you most admire and look up to? Who inspires you and why?
I admire my father. As an immigrant from Nigeria, he continues to inspire me with his resiliency and wisdom. He is constantly looked at as a source of clarity and logic among his peers and never ceases to amaze me with his tolerance and support the older I get.
What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean for you today, and in your words, why is it so critical?
Diversity, equity, and inclusion for me today means intentionality. In the wake of George Floyd, I think there’s an influx of DE&I programming, but we’re often preaching to the choir in those instances. In order for us to see true change, it requires individuals going beyond comfort to proactively build empathy.
In your opinion, what makes a good leader?
A good leader is accountable and a visionary. Often the best leaders I’ve encountered know when to accept when they’re wrong, have a clear vision for the future, and have the charisma to inspire others to make that vision come to life.
Jasmine is from Bloomington, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Accountancy. Prior to Tuck, Jasmine was a Management Consultant at Accenture in the Talent & Organization / Human Potential practice where she specialized in workforce transformation and organizational design. At Tuck, she is a Forte Fellow and a Consortium Fellow. Last summer, she interned with Google as a strategy & innovation intern. This fall, Jasmine completed a term exchange at ESSEC in Paris. She currently serves as a BSAT Co-Chair. Jasmine enjoys reality TV, reading biographies, and yoga.
Many Voices, One Tuck celebrates the stories of our vibrant and diverse community. What’s your story? Email DEI at Tuck if you’d like to contribute to the MVOT project.
Note: MVOT is open to members of the Tuck community, including students, alumni, faculty, staff, TEE and Tuck Bridge participants, and MHCDS graduates.