Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Scores Big

Posted April 16, 2021, 12:35PM
Jasmine R. Sanders

Jasmine Sanders managed to maintain a 3.6 GPA while also staying active as a student-athlete.

Transferring in from a private college, Sanders came seeking a university experience that included a family-like atmosphere and strong connections between individuals from diverse backgrounds. That’s what she found at NCCU.

Since 2019, she has served as an outside hitter for NCCU’s volleyball team. She was named twice as an MEAC All-Academic Team honoree in her sport.

Sanders also volunteers in the community. During the previous Christmas season, she recruited family members to help pack and deliver care packages to people homeless in Durham.

“NCCU’s motto of ‘In Truth and Service’ resonates with me tremendously,” she said.

Sanders is the co-founder of Market 2 Door LLC, a non-profit organization that was created to provide fresh, local and affordable produce and goods to the Lakeland, Fla. community.

Through her nonprofit, Sanders obtained funding to implement business ideas for the initiative and partnered with local farmers.

She recently was involved in HIV/AIDS and health disparity research at the Center for Health Equity Research at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and devoted a summer to the study of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also has served as an at-home college advisor for Apple.

“Obtaining internships has provided essential networking opportunities and diverse work experiences that enhanced my resume and led me to obtain my current job opportunity,” Sanders said.

Upon graduation, Sanders will begin work in Boston as a business analyst for McKinsey & Company management consulting firm. Future aspirations include earning a dual master’s degree in public and business administration.

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