Jasmina Schmidt has been working on the subject of risk perception and communication since 2019. This focus began with the completion of the master's degree in "Global Development and Planning" at the Universtitetet i Agder in Norway, where she dealt with the communication of climate change and the risk perception of the rural population of Uganda in her master's thesis. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Freie Universität Berlin in the subjects journalism and communication sciences as well as social and cultural anthropology.
Before her work at DCNA, Jasmina Schmidt worked at the Freie Universität Berlin in the interdisciplinary research project WEXICOM as a research assistant, where she dealt with organizational practices of preparing for extreme weather events by authorities and organizations with security tasks. How weather information should be processed in order to be best understood by different target groups was also part of the research project. Her research interest lies in particular in narratives and their effects on future action. Her methodological focus is on qualitative social research.
At DCNA she is currently involved as a research assistant in the COVALEX and COLLARIS projects.