Jazmin Kay

Storyteller + Activist

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

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George Washington University’s Jazmin Kay Is Blazing the Political Trail

Resting on the pavement outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., 17-year-old Jazmin Kay set aflame an ambitious dream. Marveling at the sheer physical and symbolic enormity of this hallowed establishment, Kay turned to her mother and said, “Imagine if one day I would be able to go inside those gates.”. Less than two years later, dressed in her white blazer and armed with her signature black tote bag, she flashed her intern ID and watched in amazement as the White House gates opened before her.
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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. - NBC Television Network Link to Story


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 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'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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