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Student Profile: Jasmine

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Jasmine Wright

Plan II & International Relations and Global Studies
Minor in Spanish Language

Class of 2024

Hello! My name is Jasmine Wright and I am a second year student at the University of Texas at Austin. I am a double major in the College of Liberal Arts in the Plan II Honors and the International Relations and Global Studies programs. I am from Houston, Texas and have really enjoyed my time here in Austin! I have found my transition to higher education with the Plan II program incredibly smooth. Despite the pandemic and tense social happenings in the world today, I have been able to find a community that accepts and encourages me everyday.

Plan II Honors allows for constant interaction with students who have so many interests in all kinds of disciplines. Everyone I’ve met in the program is really passionate about their specific areas of study and that’s one of the many things that I like about Plan II Honors. My favorite thing about the program is that I am receiving an interdisciplinary education that nicely compliments all of my other interests. By being in Plan II, I have been able to nicely pair the honors program with my second major in International Relations and Global studies and a minor in the Spanish language.The Plan II Honors major is designed to be super flexible in order to meet the various needs and interests of the students. Of course, if I have any questions, I can always easily access a Plan II advisor to help me out!

One of my favorite activities that I have completed in the Plan II Honors program is the class TC 125K: Subjects in the Arts and Sciences. This opportunity provides a class for Plan II students to cover important topics such as the education system, how to be a good mentor, and implicit bias. With key readings such as “How To Be an Anti-Racist,” by Ibram X. Kendi, we are challenged to interact with intense subjects and given the opportunity to have non-judgmental group discussions. We are constantly exposed to real world examples and are given the chance to develop potential problem solving methods. The work done in the classroom prepares Plan II students to interact and mentor students who attend KIPP schools around Austin. While Plan II students have the choice to either work with KIPP students in the middle or high school, both of these opportunities are great ways for community outreach. So far, I have been able to interact with KIPP students by helping them prepare for standardized testing. I am really enjoying combining my passion for academia with community involvement.

I have always known that I wanted to do great things and give back to my community and Plan II is helping me begin my journey. As a pre-law student, I am also involved in the Plan II Pre-Law society and have found a community of like minded individuals who are focused on changing the world. Plan II has helped me to narrow down my specific interests and now, I feel more prepared than ever to take on whatever comes my way.