Meet Our Speakers

Jasmine Lawrence is a recent graduate of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech and now works for Microsoft as a Program Manager on the Xbox One Engineering Team. While earning her bachelors degree in computer science with concentrations in devices and artificial intelligence, Jasmine conducted research in the field of robotics at the Georgia Tech Healthcare Robotics Lab and the Robotics and Intelligent Machines Lab.

Additionally, she was a proud executive leader of “StartUp” at Georgia Tech, which is a forum for students to bring ideas leading to an entrepreneurial renaissance, a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Omicron Delta Kappa – the National Leadership Honor Society, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon – the International Honor Society for Computing & Information.  With this commendable involvement, it is no surprise that she was named Ms. Georgia Tech in 2012-2013.

Notably, Jasmine’s entrepreneurial and leadership abilities started much before college at the young age of 13 when she founded EDEN BodyWorks after attending NFTE BizCamp.  EDEN BodyWorks was born from Jasmine’s own need for a natural hair care solution.  Devastated by the harsh chemical products available, 11 year-old Jasmine sought to develop unique products that were all natural and really worked.  After 9 years, EDEN BodyWorks has experienced tremendous growth with products available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Kroger, and Sally’s Beauty Supply Store.

Watch Jasmine’s TEDxRVA 2014 talk here!