Jasmine Williams

Studying engineering at Cornell has challenged, stretched, and strengthened my mind in ways I did not know were possible.

Jasmine Williams

College: Engineering
Class of (year): 2015
Major: Civil Engineering
Minor: Business; Education
Hometown: Allentown, PA

Activities: WAVES for Development - President; Ivy Naturals - Vice President; Lambda Theta Alpha - President and Community Service Chair; Multicultural Greek Letter Council- Health and Wellness Chair; Cornell Global Fellow; Atlantic Philanthropies Cornell Tradition Fellow; Cornell Ladies Achieving Sisterhood and Success (C.L.A.S.S.) - Peer Mentor; CU EMPower - Engineering Peer Mentor; Chosen Generation Gospel Choir; Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project; AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor; Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar; Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar

To declare that Jasmine Williams is actively involved at Cornell, within and beyond the local community, would surely be an understatement. Jasmine, who is both a first generation American and a first generation college student, has three passions: community service, travel, and fitness.  She is a Cornell Tradition Fellow who currently volunteers in Ithaca at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen and as a 1st grade Teaching Assistant at Fall Creek Elementary School.  As a sophomore, she was awarded the title of Cornell Global Fellow for her volunteer work in San Jose de Ocoa in the Dominican Republic, where she helped construct an educational center. As a junior, she was again named a Global fellow for her volunteer work abroad in Lobitos, Peru. In Peru she soldered solar cells to create solar panels (a test bed for solar panels in the community), cemented two floors to reduce parasite transmission, taught English to Spanish-speaking local students, and learned how to surf. Jasmine enjoys being part of Chosen Generation Gospel Choir and practicing American Sign Language with the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project. She also works for the Cornell Fitness Centers as a group fitness instructor, bringing the first ever "Body Sculpt" fitness class to Cornell.