On a journey to becoming the next Oprah, Jasmine Foster discovered an influencing side hustle as the owner of Jasmine’s Guide to Life and love for helping students design their lives as a Career Design Consultant at the University at Buffalo. It all started with little girl with a Barbie camcorder an obsession with talk shows and enough faith to know that dreams can indeed become reality.

Finding higher ed by accident opened her eyes to a career that allows her to learn new stories, experience diverse cultures, and use her influence to make sure no voice is left behind. Combining her love for entertainment, crafting, communication, and social justice allows Jasmine to transform lives by day and influence by night.

Jasmine has been higher education practitioner for 8 years and has committed herself to supporting students reach their highest potential. Since starting Jasmine Guide to Life in November of 2020, Jasmine has launched a website with inspirational merch, wrote and release a book entitled, “Jasmine’s Guide to Life: Seeking Purpose”, and started a podcast. She was also awarded Buffalo Business First’s 2023 30 under 30! All a part of her mission to empower and inspire the world.