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Jazmin Kay

Storyteller + Activist

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

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What 16 Student Voters Think About Tuesday’s Election

Jazmin contributes to The Nation her response to the 2018 midterm election results and what they mean for young people.
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Will 2018 be the year of the young voter? These organizations are trying to make it cool to vote

With the 2018 midterm election just days away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, all eyes are on young voters, with everyone asking -- if they will or won't come out to the polls? Young voters are now the majority of voting-eligible adults in the U.S., according to a Pew Research study, but historically millennials don't come out to the polls.
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18by.vote on Good Morning America

Jazmin Kay is interviewed by Good Morning America on 18by.vote and young voters.
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The Youth Organizing Guide to the Midterm Elections

Jazmin authors the Campus Organizing section for Teen Vogue.
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What Teenage Burnout Taught Me About Self-Care

On America’s work obsession, and the critical need to prioritize mental health.
Rookie Magazine Link to Story
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#22Under22 Most Inspiring College Women

At 17, Jazmin Kay inspired thousands with an article in Seventeen magazine about body image, and at 18, she interned at the White House and wrote passionately about climate change, refugees and foreign affairs for the White House Blog. But those accolades only scratch the surface of this young woman’s ambitions.
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Meet this year’s New York Women in Communications scholarship winners

Live in the TODAY studio, Jazmin Kay tells TODAY about her passion for civic engagement and media and about the importance of the NYWICI scholarship program.
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Connecting People with Politics: My Internship at the White House

From a young age, I have always been motivated by the power to create positive change. This passion for advocating for others beyond myself was always something with which I grappled. How could I turn this passion into something that I could work towards every day? How could I help the most people?
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2016 Had Some Great Breakthroughs For Women In Politics

Yes, we may have not cracked the highest glass ceiling, but we sure as hell put a lot of cracks in it. Take a look back at some of the best moments for women in politics in 2016:
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Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Interview: Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, Judith Heumann reflects on the progress we've made to advance disability rights. “The changes achieved in the last two decades speak to what people can accomplish when they refuse to accept the world as it is. Today let us once again reach for the world that should be -- one where all people, regardless of country or disability, enjoy equal access, equal opportunity, and the freedom to realize their limitless potential.”.
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Behind the Scenes: President Obama Visits the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

This week, President Obama got the chance to visit the Acropolis in Greece. Watch the President reflect on standing at the birthplace of democracy during the final overseas trip of his presidency. “One of the great joys of being the president is the ability to travel and see different cultures and meet different people.
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Happy Halloween! Take a Look Inside #HauntedWH

This Halloween, take a spooky look inside the history of the East Wing of the White House. Trick-or-Treat with the President and First Lady at the White House: Since its founding at the turn of the 19th century, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been one of the most famous addresses in America. However, few know of its haunted past. Residents of the White House and staffers alike have reported everything from mysterious noises to ghostly apparitions.
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About

Jazmin Kay

Originally from New York, Jazmin Kay is a student at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, studying Political Science. She is Executive Director of 18by.vote, a non-profit organization which aims to help teen voters understand how to vote, when to vote and why to vote. Jazmin’s writing, personal essays, and interviews have been published at The Huffington Post, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, Rookie Magazine, Teen Vogue, Fast Company, The Nation, The Obama White House, the U.S. Department of State, in addition to numerous other publications she writes for. She is a contributor to “The Youth Organizing Guide to the Midterm Elections” by Teen Vogue.

Jazmin served at The White House during the final months of the Obama administration as an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy. As a White House intern, she authored content and social engagement for the White House and other administration officials in addition to helping implement digital legacy content. Jazmin is the former National Press Secretary for College Democrats of America where she represented the voices of 100,000 College Democrats and is the former President of GW College Democrats, the largest, most active chapter in the nation.

Jazmin is Youth Director at the women’s non-profit organization Feminist.com and the former Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Reporter at Generation Progress at The Center for American Progress. As a creative writer and poet, her work has been nationally acclaimed. Jazmin was recently named the one of HerCampus.com's "22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women" and a New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) scholarship recipient for demonstrated notable accomplishment as a writer inside and outside of the academic environment, and is a proud member of the 2017-2018 Scholarship Class. Jazmin was recently seen live on the TODAY Show on NBC as the scholarship spokesperson for NYWICI and honored at the 2017 Matrix Awards. She has also been honored at Carnegie Hall as a 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medalist for Poetry. She also served as the 2015-2016 NCAM Youth Ambassador for Washington DC through Youth Service America, inspiring local youth to take action.

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jazminkay@gwu.edu

Skills

  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Nonprofits
  • Social Media
  • Online Journalism
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Content
  • Political Communications
  • Political Organizing
  • Research
  • Political Strategy
  • Data Journalism
  • HTML
  • Analytics
  • Impact Strategy