Jasmine Victoria launched The Cathexis Project following a disaster rebuilding deployment in Puerto Rico during which she realized the best way to support communities in recovery is by empowering entrepreneurs. The Cathexis Project works in alliance with local nonprofits, multinational corporations and community organizers, to restore resiliency in disenfranchised communities affected by disaster; seeking to uncover the keys to sustainability, that will empower and uplift communities and entrepreneurs. Jasmine brings over a decade of Corporate, Nonprofit and Entrepreneurial experience with an emphasis on strategy, new partnership development, systems thinking and business resiliency. Following a career in Corporate America as an Analyst for Goldman Sachs, Jasmine has dedicated her time in support of underserved communities all over the world. Formerly she served as Program Developer and Event Coordinator for the American Red Cross’ corporate volunteer engagement program, focused on institutional partnerships and deployments in the Greater New York area. Thereafter she served in a variety of roles at A Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit implementing humanitarian aid projects in Ethiopia; and was Interim CMO at Samahope, now merged with CaringCrowd, a new global health crowdfunding platform by Johnson & Johnson. Jasmine previously served as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Impact Experience, an organization that seeks to connect community leaders with impact investors to bridge the funding gap in marginalized communities. She was a University Scholar at Duke University, graduating with a degree in International Business and a Markets & Management Certificate; and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Change Management from HEC Paris and Oxford University. Jasmine is a passionate changemaker, dedicated to cultivating cross-sectoral collaboration for the benefit of humanity and in pursuit of an equitable future.
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