This week's September takeover comes from Jasmin Graham who, despite constant obstacles and neigh-sayers, spent her whole life working towards a career in marine sciences (as well as a few other passions). She discusses growing up and her discovery of her love for ocean life, her time in school juggling multiple extracurriculars while coping with societal pressure to just pick one, and her trials in college of people telling her not to pigeonhole herself and trying to find paid opportunities. Eventually, her determination and ambition pay off with a dream job and research opportunity that help her feel fulfilled after years of hard work.
She also talks about MISS (which I kept calling MIZZ for some odd reason), which she co-founded with three other shark scientists to help promote minorities in shark sciences and give those studying to become shark scientists opportunities to gain valuable experience. You can learn more about them on their website, https://www.misselasmo.org/ and you can find MISS on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can find Jasmin on Twitter, @Elasmo_Gal, as well as the other ladies of MISS: Carlee @CarleeMJ_, Amani @Curly_Biologist, and Jaida @soFISHtication