Jazmin is a passionate, innovative designer who has a diverse background in Geodesign, GIS, Architectural design, Urban Design, and Sustainability. Geodesign involves identifying and finding solutions to urban design and urban planning problems through the application of GIS technology, 3D parametric modeling, sustainable design approaches, innovative design interventions, planning strategies, and collaboration. She is interested in the way that spaces and cities can have an impact on the lives of people physically, mentally, and socially. She looks to empower and revitalize communities by creating equitable environments with design, planning strategies and initiatives, sustainable design approaches, and community engagement.
I became a planner/ engineer because… Growing up I was interested in how spaces have the ability to create versatile experiences for people. I saw both the positive and negative effects of the conditions of the natural and built environment and how everyone was not granted the same access to adequate environments. It wasn’t until college that I became interested and fully aware of urban planning. I shifted my passion from utilizing the design of buildings to make a positive impact on people’s lives towards finding ways to improve and find solutions to urban challenges that can create more beautiful equitable and sustainable communities while keeping in mind the history and culture of a place.
What would be her dream project? An ideal project would be a planning/design project for a low-income, middle-income community utilizing a collaborative approach to address the different issues in the community that surrounds the natural and built environment, food access, transportation, public health, education, environmental psychology, food and environmental sustainability, economic development, and social equity that empowers individuals and promotes an adequate quality of living.
If I weren't a planner/ engineer… I would pursue a theater career in Broadway because of my love for dancing, acting, and singing simultaneously due to my exposure and involvement in the arts throughout my life. I have always loved musicals.
Master of Science in Geodesign – Philadelphia University/Thomas Jefferson University
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies: concentration in Architectural Design Technology – Philadelphia University/Thomas Jefferson University
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Favorite Things To Do
I enjoy traveling and exploring spaces, dance, nature walks, horseback riding, watching films and series, and learning the violin. I also love to eat.