Phenomenal Women

Published on November 27th, 2011 | by thevyne


Vyne Reader Spotlight: Yasmine Ndassa

Hometown:  Silver Springs, MD

Roles You Play in Life: Daughter, sister, niece, friend, mentee, mentor, colleague, neighbor, alum
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Univ. of MD, Baltimore County), Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics (Harvard University)

Occupation: Dir. Organizational Effectiveness / HR Analytics

3 Words that Describe You: Passionate, jovial, magnanimous (someone told me this latter about myself)

“To feel more centered I…”:  Pray and talk to God, dance salsa and soukouss

What is Your Favorite Thing to do When You’re Not Working?:  Spend time with family and friends laughing and creating memories

What is Your Favorite Restaurant?:  Fogo de Chao (Brazilian steakhouse)

What are You Most Proud of?:  Being a positive role model for my siblings

What Words Do You Live By?: “To whom much is given, much is expected”, “Treat people the way you want to be treated”, “Work hard, play hard”, “Smiling takes 13 muscles, frowning 64”, “Don’t judge”

When Was the Last Time You Were Inspired?:  Seeing my uncle, who is a single father, leave work early everyday to be home when my cousins come home from school.  He spends time with them and then go back to working in his office until unspeakable hours…he is one of the men I admire the most

What is Your Favorite Travel Destination?: The Carribean…anywhere with a clean beach, colorful sunset, good food and hot music

What is Your Proudest Accomplishment?  Earning my Ph.D. without checking into an asylum 🙂

Celebrity Fashion Inspiration:  No one in particular…I select pieces that flatter my body shape and dress to reflect how I feel or want to feel inside e.g. wearing bright colors on a rainy day and during the winter…I am so glad color blocking is on this winter…it’s about time!

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4 Responses to Vyne Reader Spotlight: Yasmine Ndassa

  1. NikkiB says:

    What a great person to spotlight! Yasmine is an amazing woman!

  2. Gigi Hayes says:

    Lovely spotlight for such a nice lady.

  3. Dionne says:

    How did I miss the lovely, fabulous Yasmine!!! Great Spotlight!! Love you sis!

  4. leila says:

    That’s my sister!!! she inspires me everyday!

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