As the Race, Inclusion, & Equity (RIE) Intern, Jasmine supports the team in creating and executing the strategic action for CDP to become an anti-racist organization. She does this by investigating equity plans, policies and practices to ensure this organization is at the forefront of equity organizations in the philanthropic space. She also arranges trainings and provides logistical support to the RIE committee in establishing their training goals and activities.
Jasmine’s passion for RIE comes from her origins as a community organizer for grassroots movements in her hometown, Bay Area, California, and continued efforts in her college town San Luis Obispo. As the Secretary of Diversity & Inclusion of her university, she advocated on behalf of marginalized students to pass university-wide legislation for more inclusive hiring protocols and accessible educational curricula. In addition, Jasmine has research experience as she conducted policy research for the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion where she crafted recommendations to engage the student body with the broader local community, leveraging a principled equity approach.
Jasmine recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and minors in Political Science, Ethnic Studies, Asian Studies and Psychology. She plans to pursue a career in public policy research as her personal mission is to help create a safer and more equitable world.
Jasmine is a part-time CDP staff member and works full-time at Microsoft where she creates business models and pricing strategies for Azure IoT products. She now resides in Seattle, the first time she has lived outside of California.
Jasmine’s biggest passion aside from social justice is food; Jasmine has an Instagram food blog where she shares videos of herself eating, cooking and reviewing food. As a daughter of immigrants from Beijing and Hong Kong, Jasmine grew up in a trilingual household where her parents spoke Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She spends her free time taking Chinese tutoring lessons to keep up with her parent-tongues.