Meet Jasmine Leong – editor, dumpling queen and hula hooper extraordinaire. Image: Evyn Shuley.
By day, Jasmine is the editor of our Double Helix magazines and e-newsletters. By night, she swaps her writing tools for a hula hoop and trapeze.
Jasmine is a devoted member of Warehouse Circus where she has taken up the art of hula hooping.
And she’s pretty darn good at it too. Last year, Jasmine became the only Aussie to reach the top sixteen of Hooping Idol – an online competition where people enter stylised hooping videos in the hope of becoming the world’s biggest hula hooping star.
But that’s not all. Jasmine also has her own drool-worthy food blog, where she shares her love of making and eating dumplings. She even worked on a special black sesame dumpling to celebrate the Transit of Venus.
So how did she come to work for us?
After studying genetics, history and philosophy of science at university, Jasmine was determined to fulfil her passion for science and education.
“When my uni days were coming to an end I wanted a change of scenery, so I left Sydney to work with CSIRO Education in the Northern Territory, delivering hands-on science to schools,” says Jasmine.
She later went on to gain postgraduate certificates in writing and marketing communications, and moved to Canberra to take on her current role with the Double Helix team.
“I love sharing the excitement of science with young minds.”
Check out Jasmine’s mad hula hooping skills below in our DIY experiment video.
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