Deaf Studies

Congratulations to our College of Education Honored Student

May 12, 2021

Jasmine Solis


Congratulations to our Honored Students representing the College of Education for the 2020-2021 academic year, Jasmine Harris!

Jasmine Harris has been selected as the 2021 Michael D. Eisner College of Education Undergraduate Honored Student. She came to CSUN as a transfer student into the Deaf Studies major with a concentration in Deaf Community Services. On top of her academic activities, Jasmine was elected as the President of the student organization, Deaf Studies Association.  She also worked as a student assistant in the Deaf Studies/ American Sign Language Lab and is currently working with Dr. Lissa Stapleton on her Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant project, Black Deaf Life in California Digital Exhibit, with the goal of centralizing, expanding, and providing greater access to Black Deaf educational materials.  She found CSUN to be very supportive of her growth as a Black Deaf woman and it was through her experiences working with college counselors at CSUN in the NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the Department of Deaf Studies, and through her educational psychology professor that she became inspired to pursue a path that will lead her to becoming a college counselor.  In addition to her academic and professional interests, Jasmine has always been interested in musical theatre and she was cast in the CSUN musical theatre production of Pippin. As Jasmine’s mother passed away after a long struggle with Endometrial cancer on the day of her performance in Hairspray at her community college, she found that her continued involvement in musical theatre is a way to honor her mother. It is our honor to congratulate Jasmine Harris on receiving this very special award in recognition of her excellence!