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Meet the Faculty: Jazmin Mogavero, PhD

Jazmin Mogavero, PhD, has recently joined our department in the Neuropsychology Division as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Here, she answers questions about her hobbies, bucket list, and childhood career goals. Get to know our faculty on a more personal level as we spotlight someone for each issue of NeurologyNews!

Jazmin Mogavero, PhD

Jazmin Mogavero, PhD

What are your hobbies? 
I am very much into fitness and anything that gets me physically active, like running, strength training, road biking, rock climbing, and hiking. I am usually training for some type of race (5K, half marathon, triathlon). There is also nothing I enjoy more than being in the company of others, so I actively seek opportunities to meet new people and attend social events!

What is your favorite meal/dessert?
Homemade Filipino food.

What are one or two things you want to learn to do?
Now that I'm in Utah, I really want to learn how to ski!

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
A smile is so contagious. Sometimes, if I catch a glimpse of another person's big smile, I'll be in a good mood all day.

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?
I love to dance, and it doesn't take much to get me out onto the dance floor! I prefer to dance to electronic dance music or ‘70s/‘80s disco.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I won the title of "Miss Preteen New York City" in 2003 in the one and only beauty pageant that I participated in.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
Swim with sharks.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wrote "lawyer or model" in my 5th grade yearbook. I hadn't really homed in on my occupational prospects at the time . . . 

What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Billy Joel with special guest Steve Miller Band.

What is your favorite thing about your career?
Having the opportunity to meet a variety of different people, hearing their stories, and exploring ways I can help them lead fulfilling lives.

Dr. Mogavero Hiking
Jazmin Mogavero at the Beach