From Karachi, Pakistan, Jasmine Sharif is proud to serve as the Vice Chairperson of the Global Athlete Input Council. She is excited to represent Asia Pacific on the GAIC and promises to do her best in making a difference in the lives of her fellow athletes. In addition to her work on the GAIC, she serves as a Board Member of Special Olympics Pakistan and Co-Chairperson of the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Athlete Input Council. She also works at the Special Olympics Pakistan head office.
She started Special Olympics as a swimmer and competed at the Special Olympics World Games held in China and the Regional Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games in Australia. Most recently, she competed in swimming at the 2019 World Games held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where she won a bronze medal. In her many roles as an athlete and leader, she has trained her fellow athlete leaders to help them with their leadership skills. She also volunteers at Young Athletes and Healthy Athletes.
She is interested in graphic design and loves to listen to music and to surf on the resources page of the Special Olympics website. Listening to motivational speeches on YouTube is a favorite pastime of hers and working to change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.