Jasmine Medrano is responsible for implementing a pathways program that provides higher education awareness, preparation, access, and success for high school and college youth. She enjoys working in a setting that fosters a sense of community for its clients in order to promote a college-going culture

Most recently, Jasmine served at Bresee Foundation, managing a pilot college to career pathways program that provides selected high school youth the opportunity to develop their workforce readiness skills and gain real-world work experience through job/internship placement. Jasmine was also responsible for the GO East LA initiative, a cradle to career program that promotes higher education in the East Los Angeles area. She has a qualitative research background that has allowed her to gain authorship in a book chapter and manuscript. Jasmine has a passion for examining the role that Latina/o parents play in the educational persistence and success of their children. Her current research and writing focus on how social and cultural forces impact the educational and career success of high school students.

Jasmine is completing her M.A. in Education (option in Social & Cultural Analysis of Education) at California State University, Long Beach and she received her B.S. at California State University, Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Koreatown, Los Angeles. She feels honored and grateful to work at PUENTE and serve the vision of empowering lives through education.