Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Jasmine Braxton

Music Business

What I do to de-stress:
Well when i'm home I talk to my dog, but when i'm in New York I put on fuzzy slippers and eat chocolate :)
I would like to be remembered for my:
ability to step out on nothing and land on something
My favorite course at NYU:
World Cultures: African Diaspora
Community service activity I'm most proud of:
hmm any chance I get to tutor or mentor younger people makes me happy. Its when others are inspired to learn or create change that I feel the most useful in this world.
After I graduate, I:
plan on going to law school to concentrate on entertainment and media law.
Why I chose this program at NYU Steinhardt:
I wanted to learn about the structure of the music industry and the part I could play in it as a future attorney.
A book from class I would never sell back:
Mass Media Law by Pember and Calvert (its like the handbook for everything I want to do career-wise)
My inspiration:
my mother
My favorite place to study around NYU:
my room or the CoHo at 3rd North (milking the RA perks ;)
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
travel back to Italy (where I studied abroad) but this time go with my family so we can enjoy it together.
Prized possession:
my sanity lol
The professor who influenced me the most:
Professor Howard-Spink really got me interested in Communications, and made me realize media and law in a global context.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Greensboro, NC
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Valedictorian in high school and member of the National Honor Society Deans Scholar in Steinhardt Resident Assistant at 3rd North Dean's List 2009 Vice President of the Organization for Black Women Secretary of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women 2009-2010 Resident Assistant at Third North Residence Hall
Community Service and Other Activities:
Meals on Wheels volunteer MLK Day of Service Site Leader for the Starlight Starbright Foundation Mentor for Music Business students Tutor for America Reads (although i'm on a payroll there)