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Jazmin Kay

Jazmin Kay

Journalist, Activist, + Political Organizer

Washington, Washington, D.C.

Journalist and organizer passionate about engaging youth voices to cultivate positive change. Fan of effective communications and political puns. Probably drinking coffee right now.

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Center for American Progress

Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Reporter at Generation Progress

I write two articles per week and monthly feature stories covering topics and current events concerning two of my passions, Voting Rights and Civic Engagement and it's impact on young people. Through The Center for American Progress.

http://genprogress.org/about/bio/jazmin-kay/

LEVO

Editorial Intern at Levo League

As an intern for Levo, I was able to learn about different aspects of the editorial process

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Seventeen Magazine

Contributing Writer

At age seventeen, I wrote an article for Seventeen about my journey with body acceptance. Having so many girls reach out to me about how my article helped them accept themselves was AMAZING!

http://www.seventeen.com/life/real-girl-stories/a30368/how-i-learned-to-love-my-stretch-marks/

The Huffington Post

Blogger

Contributing writer and blogger for HuffPost Teen. I have wrote about topics such as college, mental health, and feminism to name a few!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jazmin-kay/

Feminist.com

Social Media Intern/ Youth Director

-Helped with social media presence on outlet such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
-Advised on how to involve youth with Feminist.com initiatives, content, and events
-Reported on current trends on youth and pop culture regarding feminism

HelloFlo

Editorial Intern

-Wrote weekly articles for HelloFlo's blog on women-centric news including women's health, body-image, feminism, music, and pop culture.

http://blog.helloflo.com/author/jazmin-kay/

DoSomething.org

Campaigns Intern

As a summer intern, I performed and developed cause space related research (i.e. discrimination, mental health, and gender) and helped suggest ways for young people want to take action around that cause in addition to providing feedback for current campaigns and website content.

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Career
ABOUT

The words I live by

"You are what you do, not what you say you will do."-Carl Jung

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Skills

Blogging, Social Media, Youth Engagement, Nonprofits, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Wordpress

Her Campus Media

Ambassador

I gave brand feedback to Her Campus (the #1 global community for college women!) and completed weekly assignments based on improving important communications industry skills such as writing, blogging, marketing, networking, social media, and editorial management.

Bard College

Excelled BRIDGE Student , Political Science and Government

Participated in upper-level college classes including "Religion and Political Thought" and "US Politics in the Long Term" during my junior and senior year of high school.

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Education
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Activism starts young!

As part of my high school senior project on modern youth-led social change, I was able to to teach a class to a group of seventh graders on how to use their voices. Additionally, I completed a 20-page senior thesis and a TED-talk style lecture to my entire school on my work with activism inside and outside of my community!

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George Washington University

Bachelor's Degree , Political Science

I am a current student at The George Washington University studying politics and communications in my favorite city, Washington, DC!

I am also Campaign Director for the largest student organization on campus and most active chapter of College Democrats!

Education

Woodstock Day School

High School , Student Council President

Activities: Student Government (President of Grades 7-12), Model Organization of American States (Vice President), Admissions Representative, Head-Master Search Advisory Committee. Battering Ram Literary Journal (Design and Production Coordinator and Poetry Editor), Media Arts, Tennis, School Musical, Rock Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble.

Scholastics Art and Writing Awards
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National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall

Received a National Medal for a collection of poems. Considered to be one of the top 1% in nation.

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Regional Ceremony

Accepting my Gold Key for Poetry and Silver Key for Critical Essay!

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