We are shining a spotlight on Jasmin because she recently became an American citizen after moving to the U.S. seven years ago.
Background: She is 38 years old and was born and raised in Germany. Her husband and two children moved to the U.S. in 2012 due to a change in military duty station. In 2016 she decided to start a new chapter in her life and registered for Navarro College. She volunteers every Wednesday as a youth leader at the Cowboys Church of Ellis County. Her husband is a retired First Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Lives in: Midlothian, Texas
“I became a U.S. citizen in May of 2018. Professor Milligan, Butch Owens, and Professor Teeter were my absolute favorites. I admire Professor Milligan, she is such a wonderful and caring educator. Professor Teeter has a way with students that I have not experienced before, he keeps his classroom entertained with great knowledge. Butch is an awesome educator as well, with his calm and quiet self, he makes everybody feel comfortable.”
Major: A.A.S in Accounting | GPA: 4.0
Future plans: Was accepted to Tarleton State University and will be pursuing a Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences and then the alternative teaching route to become a math teacher.
Her advisors say she’s a great example. Her education in Germany was not recognized when she came to the U.S. so she had to start over. She works full time and has a stellar GPA even with English being her second language. She hasn’t let roadblocks stop her from showing her kids what’s possible!
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