Jazmin is a first-year graduate student in UIC's Urban Planning and Policy program. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science and a BA in women’s studies from Metropolitan State University of Denver. During her undergraduate experience, Jazmin worked as a peer mentor with students learning how to navigate higher education. In that work, she centered students' struggles to find and connect to valuable campus resources and building space for first-generation students of color. She is deeply committed to her communities and doing work that matters.