Jasmine Stammes is a Sierra Leonean-Togolese American, born in Belgium and raised in West Africa and the United States. While attending college in New Hampshire, she developed a specific passion for environmental justice, and food as a mechanism for engaging community in the environmental movement.
Jasmine now resides in North Carolina where she works for Resourceful Communities a program of The Conservation Fund. She provides technical assistance to community-based organizations in rural towns across the state. She assists these organizations in linking public health aims to environmental conservation, through innovative programming that addresses social justice, economic development and environmental stewardship.
She holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s in Human Geography from Dartmouth College. She is an Environmental Conservation Public Benefit Advisory Committee Member for the Triangle Community Foundation and a member of NC Environmental Professionals of Color.