Jasmin Morales joined the Foundation in 2019 as a post-baccalaureate fellow with the Project Management and Program Support group. She received her B.A. in sociology and education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As an undergraduate, Morales was a McNair Scholar, leveraged several internships to conduct research, and presented her work at a variety of conferences. She created an independent research project at Harvard University on improving persistence and retention of students of color in the science, mathematics, engineering, and technology fields. In addition to her research, Morales worked for the Educational Opportunity Program as a co-facilitator to help first-generation students transition into a university setting.