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Originally from New York, Jazmin Kay is an alumni of at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science with special honors. 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, VICE, i-D, 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 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.