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Jazmin Kay

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

Writer, activist, and digital storyteller.

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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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Celebrating United Nations Day: Here’s How You Can Help Make a Difference

Seventy-one years ago, the world came together after two world wars to move forward and strengthen international cooperation, creating a better, more connected world. Today, we reflect on the progress we’ve made since then to promote international peace and prosperity and celebrate the work we’ve done to address some of the most important issues of our time.
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#DadsAndDaughters: Celebrating International Day of the Girl

Take a look at the progress we've made on behalf of girls around the world under the Obama administration. “I didn’t run for President so that the dreams of our daughters could be deferred or denied. I didn’t run for President to see inequality and injustice persist in our time. I ran for President to put the same rights, the same opportunities, and the same dreams within the reach for our daughters and our sons alike. Today is International Day of the Girl. That means countries around the world are honoring the importance of empowering girls so they can reach their full potential.
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Follow Along: South by South Lawn

Here's what's happening at #SXSL, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action. Today at the White House, we’re hosting the South by South Lawn Festival -- and all day long, we'll be keeping you updated right here on everything #SXSL and how you can use your voice to help make a difference. SXSL is all about celebrating America’s spirit of innovation and bringing together changemakers for a festival of ideas, art, and action.
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Get Help Paying for College: Fill Out Your FAFSA Application

Now more than ever, students have the opportunity to receive financial aid to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. Every young person deserves the opportunity to have access to a high-quality education. That's why President Obama has made a historic investment in student aid and implemented reforms to make sure earning a college degree is within reach for all students willing to work for it. Today, more students are graduating college than ever before -- and many historically underserved students are enrolling in college for the first time with fewer student loans and other barriers.
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Welcoming #TeamUSA to the White House

Today, the White House welcomed members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House to honor their participation and success in this year’s Games in Rio. As the President said at the reception, this is the last time during his presidency that he'll welcome Olympians and Paralympians at the White House.
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What They're Saying: South by South Lawn

Next week, the White House will bring together innovators and organizers who work to create change at the first-ever South by South Lawn. Last month, the White House announced the first-ever South by South Lawn (SXSL), a festival to celebrate the spirit of innovation and bring together creative thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the country to discuss how we can tackle some of our biggest challenges. Since then, we have received over 20,000 nominations of people who are helping to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world. SXSL is an opportunity for us to celebrate the inspiring work of changemakers across the nation, and to leverage our collective efforts into creating positive change going forward.
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Here's How the Private Sector Is Addressing the Global Refugee Crisis

Today, businesses from across the nation committed to helping aid refugees in the United States and around the world. There are currently more than 21 million refugees across the globe, part of the largest mass displacement on record since World War II. To address this global crisis, President Obama put forward a call to action in June, challenging private sector companies to provide the following: Support for more than 6.3 million refugees across more than 20 countries.
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Taking Action on Climate: President Obama's Trip to Nevada and the Pacific

Yesterday, President Obama headed west to speak at the 20th anniversary of the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit and the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders in his home state of Hawaii. In both remarks, he shared his personal views on why combating climate change and protecting our nation's lands and waters is more important than ever.
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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 and Journalism. 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 Carlozzi Family Scholarship recipient by New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) 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 the President of GW College Democrats. 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@gwmail.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