Yasmin Rafiei

The only UAlberta recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for 2017, Yasmin is headed to Oxford to pursue two Master’s degrees: one in global health science, the other in public policy.

As a student studying her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Yasmin discovered a passion for problem solving. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, and was active in the campus community, serving as president of the Health and Wellness Movement and as a student representative on the Healthy University Strategy Working Committee.

Focusing her academic path in the areas of health, social entrepreneurship, and philosophy, Yasmin hopes to merge arts and sciences to make a difference in the world.