‘I Dedicate This Degree to My Brother’: Ahmaud Arbery’s Older Sister Dedicates Her Master’s Degree To Him

It’s been a little over a year since Ahmaud Arbery was killed in Georgia, which rocked his family members and the nation. Through the tragedy Arbery’s big sister, Jasmine Arbery, was able to earn a master degree. In May the mother of one celebrated reaching earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Albany State University. Jasmine, ranked at the top of the psychology department.

A series of photos posted to Instagram, she shared how the journey to her second degree has been.

“Whew! A journey is not great unless you find what you seek. My journey was filled with many challenges that included working two jobs, a natural disaster, the tragic loss of my brother, a pandemic, giving birth, anxiety, grief and issues with my financial aid,” Jasmine wrote.

“But I am proud to say those challenges equal the factors that will make me an excellent therapist. I have the opportunity to offer support based on real life experiences. In just a few days I will be graduating with a Master’s degree specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling! I ooze #BlackGirlMagic” she said.

Jasmine dedicated the degree to her brother.

“I dedicate this degree to my brother #AhmaudArbery . The ceremony is held on your your birthday [May 8] and you always believed in me! 💙 #BlackLivesMatter”

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