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Podcast: Talk Policy To Me

Meet Our Podcast Hosts!

Jasmine Jones hails from Richmond, CA and graduated with a BA in Sociology from San Francisco State University. She has over half a decade of community organizing experience in low-income communities dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline, particularly addressing the issue of school police.

She was a founding member and the lead organizer at the Black Organizing Project based in Oakland, CA and under her leadership, working alongside parents and students, she passed four historic policies within Oakland Unified School District. In 2013 Jasmine was appointed by the mayor to the Human Rights and Human Relations Commission in the city of Richmond and has served as the Chair of the commission from 2014-2017. She transitioned into Leadership for Educational Equity in 2015 where she became a civic engagement coach training over 250 educators throughout the Bay Area in political leadership.

Jasmine is currently a Master of Publica Affairs (MPA) student at the Goldman School.


Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '13) is the head of the Voting Rights Program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and previously served as a voting rights staff attorney for the ACLU of California. He is Chair of the Board of Directors at California Common Cause and Chair of the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. He is a Bay Area native.