We spoke with Administrative Officer, Jasmine White, in the College of Fine Arts Dean's Office for this episode of MAGNIFYING. Our creative community here at the College of Fine Arts is diverse and wide spread. With the goal of gaining a deeper knowledge and awareness of the people within our community, we bring you MAGNIFYING, a series dedicated to showcasing the talent of our students, faculty, and staff.
Tell us about yourself: Name, where you are from, what you do and how you got into in your field of work?
My name is Jasmine White and I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I work as an Administrative Officer in the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office and I also teach Vinyasa yoga at CorePower Yoga. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in International Studies and the Arabic language and my overall love for learning and education guided me to begin a career in higher education. I am glad that I get to come to work each day to help the College run efficiently and effectively to provide the best possible experience for students.
What has surprised you the most in your life?
One thing that has surprised me in my life is the amount of happiness living by the idea of seeking and valuing experiences over things has brought me. This idea is definitely not what society or the world promotes as a path to happiness, but it seems to work for me.
What do you wish you had known/been told?
I wish I had been taught a foreign language as a child. It would have been much easier to learn and master a second language while I was a kid, but it is never too late to learn something new!
Interested in contributing to this series? Contact Noelle Sharp.