Meet the Team

Jasmin Gonzalez

Originally from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Jasmin graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. As an undergraduate, she worked as a kayaking leader with JHU Outdoor Pursuits and held an internship with the Youth Programs division at Parks and People Foundation, a local environmental non-profit. After completing the 4K for Cancer cross-country bike ride the summer after her sophomore year, she went on to study abroad for a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she continued to bike as much as possible and pursued her interests in sustainability, local food and agriculture, and travel. She realized the importance of experiencing places firsthand and working on projects with local communities as a powerful way to educate and inspire students, which she continued to do as a Master’s student at Johns Hopkins studying Environmental Science and Policy. She took field courses for her graduate program in Costa Rica and Glacier National Park, furthering her desire for fieldwork in unique, remote locations.
After graduating in 2016, Jasmin was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina. Since then, she has been working as an environmental and outdoor educator with various organizations throughout Latin America and the United States. Each new location and role provided a new opportunity to connect with students from varied backgrounds and learn how to facilitate and guide learning in different ways. When Jasmin’s not leading trips or traveling, she loves catching up with friends and family over meals and petting as many dogs as possible. She also enjoys reading, watching live music performances, and visiting contemporary art exhibits.
Jasmin’s journey with ARCC began by leading a custom school trip in the Northern Sierra and has led to gap Semesters and summer programs in Hawaii, Alaska, Kenya, Tanzania, Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Pacific Northwest, and South America.