Dr. Jasmine Clark
In 2018, Dr. Jasmine Clark ran and won her position in the Georgia State House on the platform that her scientific background could add a unique and refreshing perspective to legislating in Georgia.
As a first-time legislator, Jasmine’s legislative agenda has been focused on education, voting rights, reproductive rights, environmental protection, common sense gun reform, criminal justice and healthcare. she is the primary sponsor on HB 133, which seeks medically accurate sex education that includes accurate information regarding HIV prevention. She is also a top sponsor of dozens of bills that reflect constituent issues and concerns, her legislative agenda, as well as her core values.
Jasmine, an Atlanta native, realized at a very young age that aspired to follow in the footsteps of her father, and one day be a doctor. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Microbiology, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, her Doctoral Degree from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and then completed a Postdoctoral project at Emory University. Jasmine currently serves as a Lecturer of Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.
Along with her academic and professional accomplishments, Jasmine is a mother of two, currently residing in the Lilburn/Tucker area of Gwinnett County. Jasmine has been involved in community organizing and activism. She served as the Director of the Atlanta March for Science, and then continued to work with other groups, including the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, on advocating for social justice issues and causes. She believes that an inclusive Georgia is a thriving Georgia, and that there is no place for divisive rhetoric and discriminatory practices in Georgia’s future.
When she is not teaching at Emory, or legislating at the State Capitol, you can usually find her at one of her kid’s soccer games, basketball games or track meets, or with a microphone in her hand singing karaoke.