Jazmine Johnson

Legislative & Policy Manager

Jazmine leads PSR-LA’s land use work, which focuses on shaping a healthy, safe, and equitable built environment, particularly in South Central Los Angeles. This includes coordinating the 500 Feet and TIERRA Projects; carrying out policy research, development, and advocacy; engaging with residents, partners, and health professionals around land use issues; and developing popular education resources for community stakeholders. She also engages heavily with partners around intersectional issues including housing, transportation, and economic development.

Jazmine grew up in an environmental justice community in Southern California where she developed a passion for social justice and health.  She left for college with an understanding of how the built environment impacted health, and strengthened her ability to be able to change the conditions of communities like hers through her work for the City of Chicago, organizing on the Southside, and supporting various non-profits through communications consulting. Prior to these roles, she carried out research in the Dominican Republic on health, nutrition, and environmental issues. 

Jazmine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with a Specialization in Neuroscience from the University of Chicago. She currently serves as an At-Large Representative on the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, and holds positions on the University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni and Dell Scholars Alumni Boards. In her free time, she is likely overwatering her plants or reading at Kenneth Hahn Park with her dog.