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Emory nursing instructor Jasmine Clark
Emory nursing instructor Jasmine Clark

While Emory nursing instructor Jasmine Clark has been politically active for years, she is now an elected official, representing District 108 of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Clark has a PhD in microbiology from Emory and serves as an instructor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

“I’m a foundation builder,” she says.

She served as director of the 2017 March for Science in Atlanta and continues to work with groups like the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice.

“I want to be a voice for the totality of Georgia,” she says. “I want to inject facts into our decision making.”

Clark teaches anatomy and physiology I and II and microbiology.

She joins two Emory colleagues in the Georgia legislature: State Representative Kim Schofield, who has represented District 60 since 2017 and is a lupus researcher with Emory rheumatologist Sam Lim; and State Senator Chuck Hufstetler, who has represented District 52 since 2012 and is an anesthetist at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome, an adjunct professor at Emory School of Medicine, and an alumnus of the medical science in anesthesiology program at Emory’s School of Medicine.

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