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Jasmin Hiekali
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Jasmin is a third-year History major at UCLA. She enjoys traveling, playing the piano, and writing. Jasmin is also an excellent cook — she loves to make new dishes and share them with her family and friends. One thing people don't know about Jasmin is that she is a huge fan of instrumental music. Kenny G is her favorite! After graduating UCLA, Jasmin hopes to apply to the UCLA School of Film, Theatre and Television and get her MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media.

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