Jasmin received her B.S. from the University of California, Davis working on the functional analysis of genes that regulate apoptosis in plants. After graduation, she trained at the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine with Veronica Martínez-Cerdeño and others, where she studied the evolution of the mammalian neocortex and the neurodevelopmental basis for autism. Jasmin joined the Hoekstra lab in Spring 2015 with a NSF Predoctoral Fellowship (2014) and a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (2015). She is broadly interested in the evolution of animal development, the evolution of mammalian [diagnostic] traits, and evolutionary developmental processes generating craniofacial variation in natural populations. Her current research focuses on the evolution and development of the face in mammals (Phyllostomidae, Chiroptera) and is co-advised by Arhat Abzhanov at Imperial College London.