Jazmyn is of Mexican and Filipino descent. She was born and raised into a matriarchy that inspired the radical ideology that Latina/x deserve more.
Jazmyn has a master’s degree in public health. She is an expert in community research, and more than 10 years of experience working on Latina health issues. Her work is rooted in service of achieving equitable wealth and wellness for communities of color. She has worked on federally funded projects for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA).
Jazmyn has experience with digital campaigns for grassroots organizing and advocacy work. Her work in the non-profit sector provided an opportunity to learn from progressive techies, and explore the role of technology in the social justice movement. As an agent of information, Jazmyn advocates for the use, protection, and democratization of technology.
She is also passionate about the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem. As technology provides new ways of creating and collaborating, opportunities to reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity arise. Jazmyn believes that technology can promote the economic security of underserved communities.
For Latinas, especially, overcoming the lack of tech-related resources offers a pathway to economic self-sufficiency. By adopting technology, and mastering the fundamental skills, we can leverage our cultural capital to create profitable digital products. The opportunity to build a new relationship with technology is integral to our liberation.
Underneath a woeful demeanor, Jazmyn’s interests include coffee, post-hardcore punk, and entrepreneurship.