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Q&A with Jasmine DeHart, OU Computer Science Ph.D. Student

Born in Queens, New York, Jasmine’s family moved to St. Louis, and in high school, she discovered her interest in computer science. While an undergraduate student at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jasmine was a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar, where she participated in various undergraduate research opportunities. LSAMP is an NSF funded program intended to support historically underrepresented students in the STEM fields. What undergraduate research experiences did you have? I worked on projects dealing with CAPTCHA and quality assurance, from those experiences I learned, “…okay, this is what I like, this is what I don’t like.” The more I experienced research; I became more eager to learn about certain topics. I also worked at the Naval Research Lab for two summers during my undergrad. Each year I attended NRL hosted the HBCU/MI Internship which gave me an opportunity to intern with them twice, in 2015 and 2016. O