UnKoch My Campus
Jasmine Banks (she/her) is the executive director of UnKoch My Campus, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to pulling back the curtain on dark money donations and their impact on higher education. As executive director, Jasmine has traveled to a number of higher education institutions to speak with students and faculty about donor transparency and academic freedom. Jasmine is also a former non-profit co-founder, digital organizer and strategist, Chief Marketing Officer, and small business owner. As a first-generation high school and university graduate, she understands the critical role that all education plays in shaping our democracy. Jasmine’s strategic approach, in all of her organizing, is to center the most vulnerable communities impacted by structural oppression. Jasmine is a mother of four and a passionate supporter of her queer Black community. She has spoken with members of the media in many formats, from print (The New York Times Magazine), to podcasts, and a variety of outlets online, including The Nation, WSJ, Teen Vogue, and many more, on topics ranging from academic freedom to digital organizing, race, parenthood and more. Jasmine is a Fellow of the third class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.