February Student Spotlight: Jasmine Minhas

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Spotlight is an opportunity to recognize students who are #DoingGoodWorkAtBucknell in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and beyond. For the month of February and our very first honoree, we are proud to recognize Jasmine Minhas ’22, Trout Scholar, triple majoring in History, French, and Political Science.

At Bucknell, she has previously held positions as the Chair of the Diversity Committee, Student Representative for the President’s Food and Nutrition Task Force, and co-editor of Confetti Head. Currently, she serves as the Undergraduate Executive Intern for the Office of Student Affairs, a Multi-Faith Fellow, a Residential Advisor, the Vice-President of the Bucknell University Democratic Socialists (BUDS), and a student representative on the following committees: MLK Planning Week Committee, Student Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Thrive at Bucknell, and the Women’s Month Programming Committee. Her work is guided by a passion for creating a Bucknell where every student feels valued and supported. Recently, Jasmine was able to help bring Valarie Kaur, an activist, lawyer, and faith leader to Bucknell during MLK week for an inspirational talk that was attended by more than 120 people.

Beyond Bucknell, Jasmine has transitioned through multiple roles at March for Our Lives while currently operating as a Movement Organizer. Through this role, she helps to scale the movement of youth action-takers across the nation against specific, measurable goals set by the organizing team. Additionally, she onboards new members & leaders to ensure ongoing activity/calls to action as a key retention tactic.

Jasmine stays active in advocacy efforts in her hometown of Newark, Delaware. She is a board member of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, a representative on the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition, an Associate Member of the 27th RD Democratic Committee in Delaware, and has interned for the Delaware Department of Justice and U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ office. We are incredibly proud to have Jasmine as a Bucknell student and commend her on all her accomplishments. Great things are sure to come.

Know a Bucknell student who you think is making strides academically, professionally, and/or personally in the areas of diversity and inclusion and beyond? Nominate them for the Diversity & Inclusion Student Spotlight on instagram! Tell us who and why you’re nominating them, tag @bucknelldiversity and use #DoingGoodWorkAtBucknell

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