Committed to putting community first, a Psychology major stepped up to help organize the distribution of PPE and other supplies on campus

Jasmine Mays outside wearing a mask and holding COVID prevention kits
Jasmine Mays at an on-campus event where she distributed COVID prevention kits. Photo: Sharif Fennell Jr.
“You should never think that you can’t do something. Think big. If you’ve got a good idea, you should let it go and fly.”
— Jasmine Mays ’21

Never one to stand on the sidelines, Jasmine Mays ’21 wanted to contribute to a safe return to campus for fall 2020. Her idea flourished into the COVID-19 Prevention Pantry, a resource that was available to students the entire academic year.

Jasmine, who graduated with a Psychology degree in May 2021, successfully raised funds and oversaw the donation of items students could really use, including masks, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and cold remedies.

With support from the Office of the President, the Office of Student Involvement and members of the Villanova community, Jasmine played an integral role in keeping students equipped with the supplies they needed to keep themselves and others healthy.

“My mother taught me giving is more important than receiving,” Jasmine says. “Service is a core value to me. A lot of people have helped me so that’s why I wanted to give back.”

Through this project, she brought some much-needed comfort and support in uncertain times.