Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Daniel '22

When Jasmine Daniel became a Blue Devil, she immediately began to notice the complex relationship between Duke and Durham. She was already interested in research, community engagement and education, having participated in the Knowledge in the Service of Society (KISS) FOCUS cluster as a first year, so when she heard about a Bass Connections team that was strengthening university-community relationships through deep engagement with the Durham Public Schools system, she recognized an exciting opportunity to dig in.

“Education became the path through which I connected with Durham ... My time with this team was spent building meaningful relationships and developing a strong foundation in social justice, history and research methods. This team pushed me to work relentlessly as a critical thinker and advocate.

Read more about Jasmine's Bass Connections experience.