Jazmyn - Senior Portrait Photography Session - Pensacola

What’s your name?  Do you have a nickname(s)?

“Jazmyn Talor, sometimes jaz.”

Describe your senior year in three words.

“I’m an adult?”

Your favorite college memory?

“My favorite college memory was hiking around Big Lagoon State Park with my sorority sisters. There’s nothing crazy or amazing that happened, but it is something that I remember most vividly loving life and feeling so grateful for the people that I’ve met through Alpha Delta Pi.”

What extracurricular activities where you involved in?

“I was (still am) involved in Alpha Delta Pi, American Medical Student Association (even though I’m going to Pharmacy school), and INERTIA (a program that teaches elementary school kids about science!)”

What are your plans for after college?

“I plan on travelling a little bit and then going to Pharmacy school!”

If you could have one song play every time you entered a room, which song would you choose?

“Africa by Toto (a crowd favorite) or A Whole New World from Aladdin (doesn’t need an explanation)”

If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

“Most definitely Hawaii. I lived there when I was 2 for a short time. Although I don’t remember hardly any of it, I feel so drawn to go back and live there again. I love the color of the water and the fact that it is warm all the time. If I could have a tan through all of the seasons, my life would be exponentially better (grass is always greener, right?)”

What are three things you must do in your lifetime?

“Be a mom, grow all my food in a garden, and become an expert in whatever field I am in.”

How do you spend your free time?

“I spend my free time with my boyfriend, my friends, my dog, and my mom (my best friend). I also love to do yoga and I love being outdoors (volunteering at the community garden, walking on the beach, going on a hike).”

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

“An elephant! My Mom and I have matching elephant tattoos on our side. Elephants are so massive, unique, and can be intimidating, but they are gentle giants. The elephant is also an important symbol in Indian culture. (my Dad is Indian). They represent patience, peace, and wisdom.”

What inspires you?

“Jennifer Doudna! I am about to go full nerd! This lady is my inspiration! She is an awesome scientist at Berkeley that studies gene editing and DNA/RNA. I could go on and on about why she is awesome, but if you want to do a quick google search on her, you won’t regret it. She has inspired many women, like me, to pursue science!”

Finish this sentence: “When I was young, I used to imagine myself as…”

“A dinosaur…. So unrealistic. No really, you can ask my mom I wanted to be an actual dinosaur. Not an archaeologist… a dinosaur.”

Where do you hope to be in 10 years?

“I hope to be a Mom and a pharmacist!”

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?  Who gave it to you?

“The best advice I’ve gotten is to “Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, and to love your neighbor.” Jesus gave this commandment to his disciples, but it was taught to me by my mentor, Mr. Gary. Mr. Gary has taught me so many life lessons, but this was the most important lesson he taught me. It follows me wherever I go.”

If you were stranded on an island, what 5 things would you bring with you, and why?

“A bible, pizza (I can eat pizza everyday), fresh water, good books, my best friend Victoria.”

What are you most proud of accomplishing while you were in college?

“The opportunities that I’ve gotten at UWF are more than I could ever imagine. My biggest accomplishment in college was getting involved in undergraduate research and presenting at the National Conference in Oklahoma. It made me feel like a true biologist.  I’m also super proud of my family in Alpha Delta Pi. My little and my grandlittle are such blessings in my life.“

Photographer- Aislinn