2015-2016 Public Policy Fellow
Jazmin Garcia is a queer, first-generation, Mexican-American dedicated to expand leadership opportunities for LGBTQAI+ and Latinx professionals. Her experience growing up across borders in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California inspired a curious leader and prompted her passion for public service and social impact. She currently serves as a small business advisor with the City of Chicago’s Economic Development Agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego and is a PPF alumnus where she had placements in the House of Representatives (CA-51) and SEIU’s Government Relations office. Professionally, she took on the role of Program Manager for the Leadership Programs at CHCI and under her tenure revamped recruitment strategies and leadership curriculum across the organization. She has also remained active serving on the CHCI AA, DC Metro and Chicago chapters, aside from her extensive community engagement with various organizations.