Jasmine Westbrook was born in Buffalo, NY, on July 8, 1992, to Pamela and William Westbrook. She graduated from City Honors High School in June 2010 with an Advanced Regents Diploma and International Baccalaureate Certificate. In June 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Human Development from Howard University in Washington, D.C. In May 2017, she graduated with a Master in Social Work from the University of Buffalo.
During her academic career, Jasmine was afforded the opportunity to study abroad in three different locations: Shanghai, China, through Howard University’s Freshman Leadership Academy in 2011; Cape Town, South Africa, through IES Abroad in 2012; and Munich, Germany, through Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2016.
Professionally, Jasmine works as a Career Coach at the Northland Workforce Training Center, where she provides support services to adult learners enrolled in SUNY educational programs in the center. Prior to this position, she coordinated afterschool and summer camp programming through Community Action Organization of Western New York, Inc, at the Edward Saunders Community Center and through Northwest Community Center at Highgate Heights BPS #80 for five years. Additionally, Jasmine has interned with Catholic Charities Children Services Department in their Adoption and Foster Care Program, as well as in the Erie County Holding Center as a Forensic Mental Health Services social work intern.
Jasmine became a member of the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals in 2014 and has remained active since joining. She served on the Community Service Committee, chaired the Communications and Membership Committee, and held officer positions of Secretary and Vice President on the Executive Leadership Team. Currently, Jasmine is the Secretary of Kirby’s Korner Inc. and is the Scholarship Chair and the Corresponding Secretary of the Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers.