Jazmyn Blackburn is proud to be joining the BWRC as a part-time Project Coordinator, assisting in organizing the Center’s quarterly breakfast talks, annual conference and ongoing research. Jazmyn is a Masters student at the Sciences Po Urban School in Paris, France, specializing in urban migration in city planning and public policy. She has written and edited multiple reports on international cities, including “Specificities of Sustainable Urban Development? A Comparative Neighborhood Study (France, Europe, Colombia, South Korea, and the United States)” and “Dubai Landing.” Jazmyn received her BA in Sociology from Princeton University in 2019, along with certificates in Urban Studies, Cognitive Science, French Language & Culture, and Linguistics.
Jazmyn was born and raised in Canarsie, a neighborhood bordering Jamaica Bay on the east Brooklyn coast. As a native New Yorker, she values the diversity that this international city has to offer, and the unique ethnic communities of Brooklyn in particular. Jazmyn believes that bridging these heterogeneous communities in meaningful ways through education and communication is foundational to the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of Brooklyn and the larger NYC region. Jazmyn is passionate about connecting communities and is excited to help bring Brooklyn together in partnership with BWRC.