Jasmine A. Huffman
Jasmine Huffman is from Concord, New Hampshire. She will graduate from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in May 2019 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in American Sign Language and deaf studies. Jasmine began her research experience working as a research assistant for Dr. Mian in UNHM’s Child and Family Lab. After a year and a half, Dr. Mian suggested that Jasmine conduct a study of her own through a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Jasmine says that she gained an incredible amount by taking a research project from design through to presentation: a deepened understanding of emotional and personal intelligence; the complexities of self-report and ability-based assessments; how to maintain the integrity of research; and the ins and outs of the institutional review board process for approving research involving human subjects. Jasmine feels her SURF experience not only built her research skills but also helped her identify possible areas of study in the PhD program she plans to pursue.