hi, i’m jasmine!
I share essays and life updates here every few months. I often write about books, digital life, and Coming Of Age; I believe in ideas and world-building and trusting your passions. I try to strike a balance between being generative and adversarial, but as with all things, it’s a work in progress.
I'm currently most excited about designing better information ecosystems. By day, I work on product at Substack; by night, I run Reboot, a publication and community reimagining techno-optimism for a better collective future.
My past work has included research and community roles across the civic innovation ecosystem: tech policy at Schmidt Futures, disaster resilience at One Concern, public interest tech curricula for Stanford CS classes, smart cities at ICDI, podcasting with Rebuilding Government, and researching social networks at the Oxford Internet Institute.
I've often had the most fun learning outside of work and school. Some of these formative experiences included six years as a competitive debater; many years writing anonymously on countless blogs and forums; and miscellaneous long-term volunteer roles in museums, education, and gender-based violence.