Barry student leader Jasmine McKee will attend a national conference later this month, when students, recent graduates, and established professionals will connect and share ideas about how to tackle complex social and environmental problems.
The Net Impact Conference, or NI18, will be held on 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.” The organizers have invited participants to “dive deep into bold new trends and practices that challenge conventional wisdom and break barriers.”
A national leadership development program is connected to the conference. Named Up to Us, the program involves a competition that aims to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of U.S. fiscal and economic challenges. It involves the formation of teams on college campuses to design and implement events to engage students in examining national debt and fiscal issues.
McKee will take an all-expenses-paid trip to Phoenix as team leader for the Up to Us competition, which is supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Members of McKee’s team are Erica Cruz, Stephanie Nguyen, Shayna Ramirez, and Antonio Rodriguez. They will be hosting several events on campus throughout the remainder of the fall semester.
A senior majoring in history, McKee 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.