Jazzmin Hurst is a graduate student working on a Master of Science in Psychology at Purdue. As a 2020 graduate of Michigan State University she received two bachelor's degrees in history, and political science. Jazzmin has had the pleasure to study and write about various topics not limited to policing, criminal justice reform, sociology, child welfare, politics, history, geography and psychology. She has previous experience as a college advisor, having worked with marginalized, or otherwise non-traditional students. Jazzmin also has extensive psychological training in child welfare having worked in the Michigan foster system, and receiving a child welfare certification from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020. Currently, she resides in the U.S. state of Alaska with her husband who is a service member of the United States Armed Forces.