Jasmine Bayrooti ’18 visits Hackley’s IRP

Jasmine Bayrooti '18 returned to the Hilltop to talk with Hackley’s Independent Research program students about her research projects, both as a Hackley student and more recently at Stanford.

Students really enjoyed listening to her Algebraic Topology research conducted during her time at Hackley and found her AI work on text toxicity classification fascinating. They also learned really valuable lessons such as “for these projects you will only get as much as you put into the project and I believe that is a very valuable lesson in life.”

Another student commented that “It was so amazing to see what she did at such a young age and all the opportunities she created for herself. I thought her research for her AI class on the toxicity filter stuff was really cool because I don't think I have every really thought of AI outside of the scientific field and it was interesting to see how she used it to solve a real world common problem.”

Another student found “the most interesting and the biggest takeaway from Jasmine’s presentation was the variety of projects she’s done. She has obviously a lot of talents and skills but is able to take them and apply it to such a large variety of different research interests. I think that shows how she is able to bounce around but still succeed and while doing so still be able to gain knowledge and figure out which she is most interested in (such as the randomization in her case). Although she didn’t explicitly say it’s fine to try different things, that itself shows that you don’t fully need to commit as long as you have a good mindset and skill set/the drive to try new things.”

Our thanks to Jasmine for coming back to visit and to present both her research and lessons she has learned to our own science researchers at Hackley.

All alumni/parents with present or past experiences in scientific research have a standing invitation to back and visit the Independent Research Program. Our future scientists love hearing your stories, and these talks are formative to their careers. If you are interested, please reach out to Dr. Andrew Ying.