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Yasmine Ibrahim

University of California

Doctorate in Medicine

At an early age, Yasmine Ibrahim knew she wanted to be an integral member of the deaf community. Raised in a single-parent household with four siblings, Yasmine’s two deaf grandparents cared for her and her siblings whenever her full-time working mother could not be physically present. Yasmine’s upbringing taught her the importance of resilience and hard work, while also allowing her to develop a deep appreciation for deaf culture, the community, and American Sign Language (ASL). This love and appreciation for the deaf community remained strong throughout her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Yasmine received her Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering with a minor in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2019. While there, she created a course on ASL, deaf culture, and the impact of technological advancements on the divide between the hearing and deaf communities. During her time at UC Berkeley, Yasmine also participated in Engineers Without Borders. There, she utilized her knowledge and skills of ArcGIS and AutoCAD to map an off-the-grid community in the San Francisco neighborhood of Panama City, Panama, and plan the implementation of a water distribution system within it. She was also the team leader for a Stroke Recovery Monitoring team that engineered a device to quantify limb strength and mobility in critical care stroke patients for the Neurology director at the University of California, San Francisco.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Yasmine decided that she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a physician; while also deciding to return home to care for her grandmother following the unexpected passing of her grandfather. After completing her MCAT and sending out all her medical school applications, Yasmine’s grandmother began showing signs of Lewy Body Dementia. This further encouraged Yasmine to pursue her Doctorate in Medicine at a top medical school, as it allowed her to commute from home and continue caring for her grandmother up until her passing in December of 2022.

While at school, Yasmine combined her medical training with her love for the deaf community and ASL. Yasmine served as a volunteer for a community program and continues to be the designated ASL translator to the houseless communities that the program assists.

Yasmine is resilient, compassionate, and strong!  In her words, “Today as an aspiring physician, I attempt to ensure that all members of the deaf community, regardless of their financial status, can be equally involved in their healthcare decisions.” GMiS looks forward to Yasmine’s trailblazing accomplishments as she continues to make a difference for humanity enroute to becoming Yasmine Ibrahim, M.D.!