Jasmine BridgesManaging Editorat LEONARDO/ISAST
Jasmine Bridges is an experienced editor and education expert who works with lifelong learners to connect ideas and disciplines.
For over 8 years, Jasmine has enjoyed the opportunity to be the first reader for everything from book reviews to scientific manuscripts. As a production editor for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, she oversaw the publication of peer-reviewed articles appearing in two research journals reaching 153,000 members. One of the most rewarding aspects of this role was collaborating with new authors to find the best ways to share their groundbreaking work.
Jasmine’s career has also involved project management and strategic planning. As the Open Educational Resources Coordinator for the University of Texas at Arlington, she managed the UTA Cares Grant Program, which supports educators who create and adopt OER. In addition, she administered the publication process for Mavs Open Press.
Working as an editor has given Jasmine the opportunity to continue exploring multiple disciplines. She graduated from the University of New Mexico magna cum laude with degrees in English and art history, completing coursework in Islamic, African American, and American Indian art, as well an independent study of African art. She also prepared the video series that accompanied the traveling exhibition, Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art.
In addition to her strong interest in the humanities, Jasmine is passionate about equity and access in education. Earning a master’s degree in educational psychology enriched her understanding of how people learn, as well as the social and emotional factors that affect students. Her area of interest is academic motivation and resilience, particularly for underserved and underprepared learners. She believes that teaching is a subversive and liberating act, and her path has always been related to sharing knowledge.
As the managing editor of Leonardo, Jasmine is excited to work with artists, scientists, and visionaries to bring original ideas to readers in engaging and accessible ways.