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Jazmin Kay

Storyteller + Activist

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

STORYTELLER + ACTIVIST

Bylines: Seventeen, MTV, HuffPost, The Nation, The Center for American Progress, Fast Company, Levo, The Obama White House, U.S. Department of State + more

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Why I’m Hesitant To Tell People What My Major Is

Going into your freshman year of college, “What is your major?”. often becomes the question that defines your identity. Going into your freshman year of college, “What is your major?”. often becomes the question that defines your identity. This is why, when going through the end of high school and beginning of college, I was always hesitant to answer.

About

Jazmin Kay

Originally from New York, Jazmin Kay is a student at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, studying Political Science and Creative Writing. Jazmin’s writing, personal essays, and interviews have been published at The Huffington Post, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, Fast Company, The Nation, The Obama White House, the U.S. Department of State, in addition to numerous other publications she writes for. 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 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.

Jazmin is currently National Press Secretary for College Democrats of America where she represents the voices of 100,000 College Democrats and as President of GW College Democrats, the largest, most active chapter in the nation. She also served as the 2015-2016 NCAM Youth Ambassador for Washington DC through Youth Service America, inspiring local youth to take action. In the future, Jazmin hopes to merge her passions for politics, public service, and effective communications to help in creating positive change for the next generation of young leaders.

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jazminkay@gwu.edu

Skills

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