Jasmine Thomas

Jasmine Thomas Master's Candidate

Hometown: Capitol Heights, Maryland

Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?

I attended University of Maryland, College Park and majored in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and minored in Sustainability Studies.

Why did you choose to attend DURP at UIUC?

Being born and raised in Maryland, I wanted to experience something different and be exposed to a different environment. Once I found out that the program combined theory and practice and was highly ranked among other planning schools, I knew that UIUC was the right choice for me.

What are your career ambitions?

I want to become an Urban Planning professor at a research institution. My research interests are disaster planning and recovery. Through research and planning practice, I aspire to help disadvantaged communities prepare and recover from flooding disasters.

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