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Emerson Fellow

Jazmyne Brooks

29th Class, 2022-2023

Jazmyne is originally from West Texas, where her lived experience with issues such as industrial agriculture and community disinvestment cultivated her passion for developing systems that center and nurture community, health, and the environment. Jazmyne has been a community organizer and nonprofit professional for five years advocating for reproductive justice and election access throughout Texas and Colorado. Jazmyne’s interest in food justice emerged when she consulted for a coalition of community organizations working to establish a grocery co-op on the Eastside of Denver. Following that experience, she completed the Urban Leaders Fellowship in 2021, producing a policy memorandum highlighting barriers facing SNAP users. Most recently, Jazmyne completed a Masters of International Development with a Global Environmental Change and Adaptation certificate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Field placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

Lorain, Ohio