Dr. Jasmine Clark was born in Atlanta, GA in December of 1982. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Microbiology, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2005. She then went on to receive her Doctoral Degree from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in 2013. Subsequently, in 2014, she completed a Postdoctoral project at Emory University, studying high-throughput sequencing of HIV patient samples. Jasmine currently serves as a Sr. Clinical Instructor of Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. On November 6, 2018, Jasmine Clark was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives, where she currently serves as the Representative to House District 108, covering the Lilburn and Mountain Park areas of Gwinnett County. Prior to serving in the legislative, Jasmine was involved in community organizing and activism. She served as the Director of the March for Science held in Atlanta in April 2017. She then continued to work with other groups, including the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, on advocating for social justice issues and causes.
Jasmine Clark plans to continue the work of being a science voice in the GA State legislature, and an advocate and voice for her constituency in House District 108. In the 2023-2024 session, she also serves as the Policy Chair of the GA House Democratic Caucus, Co-Chair of the GA Future Caucus, and as the House Whip on the Executive Board of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
Her personal philosophy can be summed up in this quote by the late Maya Angelou—“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”