Jasmine Bowles is an Atlanta native, and currently represents her hometown as the youngest elected member on the Board of Education at Clayton County Public Schools, Georgia's 5th largest school district.
After earning her B.A. from Emory University in 2010 in African Studies and English, Jasmine joined Teach for America as a Miami-Dade corps member, and received a M.S. in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami in 2012. She continued her career as an educator, advocate, and organizer in New Orleans.
In 2016, Jasmine founded PROOF Inc (Plans, Resources, & Opportunities for Organized Freedom), and worked with friends to charter the Young Democrats of Clayton County. These experiences ultimately led her to run for public office in 2016 and 2018. Jasmine was elected in her hometown on May 22, 2018, pursued a Certificate of Education Finance from Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy during the fall of 2018, and was formally sworn-in January 7, 2019.
Most recently, Jasmine served a neighboring state department of education as a Public Policy Fellow for Leaders for Educational Equity, and graduated with the Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute, Class of 2019.
In addition to her local impact, Jasmine currently supports a national network of other value-driven elected board members as the Vice President of Strategy and Programs at School Board Partners. In this role, she works with others to re-envision a more equitable future for students, families, and k-12 public schools throughout America.