Yasmeen Asali is a third year PhD student in the Astronomy department. She was raised in NYC and graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with a B.A. in astrophysics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of data science and galaxy evolution, and she works with the SAGA survey to study star formation in low mass galaxies. Yasmeen has served as a teaching fellow for four undergraduate astronomy courses at Yale, and as a teaching assistant for three undergraduate courses at Columbia. She also worked as a group leader for three years for the Reading Team Math program in Harlem, NYC teaching math skills to kindergarten students as an after school program. She is also an active participant in many astronomy outreach programs, and is an Astronomy Ambassador for the American Astronomical Society. As a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow, she is interested in promoting the practice of engaged pedagogy and building equitable STEM classrooms. In her free time, she loves caring for her plant collection, solving sudoku puzzles, and going to as many new restaurants as possible!