Jasmine(she/her/ella) is the Associate Director of Youth Engagement with NOVA and works with campus, community, and systems-based organizations across several grant programs on the Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) team. In addition to her TTA work she also leads conference planning and management for NOVA’s Annual Training Event. Jasmine is a leader in the anti-violence movement with 15+ years of experience working in community with youth and adult allies to develop innovative programs and culturally affirming resources. As a graduate from California State University, Los Angeles she uses her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a Certificate in Youth Agency Administration to advocate and establish programs that center the multi-faceted needs of BIPOC individuals, and create systems that increase the quality of life for underserved communities.
Prior to NOVA, Jasmine spent the early years of her career working with K-12 students as a Teacher Assistant and Community Outreach Liaison. She began her national prevention education and response efforts in 2010 with Break the Cycle, a national youth-serving organization. In 2021, Jasmine launched into nonprofit consulting and has worked with organizations such as Esperanza United, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and SafeBAE to build and increase capacity, strengthen programming, and address cultural responsiveness. She is a skilled public speaker, training facilitator, and curriculum developer, and has been featured in national conferences, podcasts, radio, and network television shows as a subject-matter expert.
When Jasmine is not working, she loves taking trips to reconnect with nature, attending community cultural events, finding new places to eat and relax, and supporting artists and local vendors. She enjoys having conversations about media and pop culture and considers some of her binge watching to be “research” as she often finds ways to connect themes around media messages and representation into her trainings and writing.