Jazmin Mejia, 2019 Spring Intern

Currently a third-year political science major at Georgia State University, Jazmin has always strived to do more for her community and her family. Her family immigrated from Mexico and Honduras to better their lives so being Latina has always been a pride worth holding onto. Born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia, she is a first-generation student and the third in her family to attend college in the States.

Jazmin is passionate for education and learning more about the community and the world she’s in. Both first-generation relatives who attended college before Jazmin excelled in their studies and she did not fall short as each semester at Georgia State, Jazmin has been on the Dean’s List or President’s List. One of her end goals is to become an international lawyer and fight for those whose voices are often struck down. Jazmin is also passionate for languages as she has studied, and is currently studying, French for 6 years and plans to live in France for at least two years of her life.

She is currently a director for Spotlight Programs Board, her campus’s event programming department, and a senator for State’s Student Government Association (SGA) on the Atlanta campus. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and serves as the Alumni Networking chair on its board. At Spotlight, she has hosted events for all students at State. Some of her prominent and most successful events are Orgullo Hispano, where she celebrated the Independence Day of Mexico and various Central American countries, as well as Vote Georgia State, where she encouraged and informed students the importance of voting and the candidate’s platforms. Through SGA, Jazmin created and hosted a week dedicated to the awareness of human trafficking in lieu of the Super Bowl coming into town within the next month. In Phi Alpha Delta, Jazmin connects undergrad members to current lawyers within the fraternity who network and inspire lawyers-to-be to continue the path, as well as expose students to what being a lawyer really is and inform them on what’s to come. All three positions have been a journey and each brought their own set of networks she will hold onto.

As an intern at GALEO, Jazmin plans to expand her boundaries and make a permanent mark in her Latinx community. She wants to grow in all directions of her life and through this internship, she will most certainly begin opening up a path she can tread on.

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