Yazmeen Jamieson is a 25-year-old professional soccer player who has pursued her honours undergraduate degree at Carleton University, she majored in Communications and Media Studies with a double minor in African Studies and Anthropology. Throughout her four years at Carleton Yazmeen has played soccer internationally for the U20 Jamaican Women’s National soccer team, was promoted to the senior Women’s National team, participated in the Pan American Games and one Olympic qualifier. Yazmeen has been to over twenty different countries between 2018-2023 alone travelling the world playing soccer for Jamaica. In October of 2018 Yazmeen was also part of the squad that qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France being the first time in history that a female team from the Caribbean has qualified for this honourable tournament. To further her participation in history making, in 2019 Yazmeen was selected to be part of the first World Cup squad to represent Jamaica and the Caribbean in France.
On a more personal note, Yazmeen Jamieson started playing the violin at the age of four. She eventually transitioned into playing other instruments such as the drums, trombone, cello and piano. She started to move her focus into sports when she realized that she had to choose a trade to master. Yazmeen has been nominated twice and received the 2015 and 2016 Toronto Police 13th Division award for Black History Month from Canadian Premier Kathleen Wynne for her leadership and public speaking in the Toronto community. Remarkably she has also earned the 2017 GAT Diaspora Scholarship in respect to Grenada’s 43rd Independence celebration. Awarded by Prime Minister Keith Mitchel and Canadian Politician Celina Caesar Chavannes.
Yazmeen in bilingual in English and French, her plans for the future are to play soccer professionally in Europe for a few years, complete her masters in communications or business and then work for the United Nations, CONCACAF, FIFA or in a field that revolves around social justice and human rights.