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October 23, 2018, Miami Shores, Florida – Barry student leader Jasmine McKee, a senior majoring in history, will attend a national conference in late October in which students, recent graduates, and established professionals will meet to share ideas about how to tackle complex social and environmental problems. The Net Impact Conference (NI18) is October 25-27 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Organized around the theme “Outside the Lines,” NI18 will engage participants in exploring “transformational change that defies traditional expectations.” Participants are invited to “dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom and break barriers.”

Up to Us, a national leadership development program connected to the conference, involves a competition that aims to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of U.S. fiscal and economic challenges. The program involves the formation of teams on college campuses to design and implement events to engage students in examining national debt and fiscal issues. The program is supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Jasmine will take an all-expenses-paid trip to Phoenix as team leader. She and the members of her team – Erica Cruz, Stephanie Nguyen, Shayna Ramirez, and Antonio Rodriguez – will host several events on the Barry campus throughout the remainder of the fall 2018 semester.

Jasmine is a member of the organizing committee for Barry’s Campus Democracy Project, a fellow in the Barry Service Corps, and a Campus Compact Newman civic fellow. In 2017, she received Barry’s Community Impact Award for exemplary civic engagement. 


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