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Alumni Q&A

Alumni Q&A: Jasmine Charter-Harris K‘16

Jasmine Charter-Harris '16 on study abroad in Italy. Jasmine Charter-Harris '16 on study abroad in Italy.

Q: Can you talk about how you’ve spent your life since graduating from K?

A: I work at Bronson Methodist Hospital in downtown Kalamazoo. I took a gap year to save money for graduate school.

Q: Have you moved? How have you been adjusting to life in your new home? Is it radically different than Kalamazoo?

A: I haven’t moved outside of Kalamazoo, but being away from campus has been different. I was definitely in the K bubble while in school.

Q: What do you do for work now?

A: I’m a patient representative at Bronson. It’s basically the customer service representative of the hospital; I check in patients for their procedures, call doctors’ offices, verify insurance, and schedule appointments.

Q: How did you get into your line of work?

A: I just applied online. Nothing fancy.

Q: What experiences during your time at K do you think prepared you for this job?

A: At K I was able to interact with people who were different from me and I feel comfortable in a diverse setting. I can see many of my coworkers are uncomfortable with certain patients and situations.

Q: What advice do you have for students who are graduating in June?

A: A lot of people don’t have a concrete plan after graduation so don’t feel bad about that. I know people are probably tired of hearing this but everything is going to work out and be fine.

Q: What’s next?

A: I’m starting a Master’s in Public Health program at Emory University in August.

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Alumni Q&A: Jasmine Charter-Harris K‘16