Historian + Actor
Jasmine Armstrong’s childhood in Denver instilled within her both a love for nature and the desire to ensure that all Americans have access to our natural resources. She graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Colorado. As a student intern for the National Park Service’s Intermountain Regional Office in Denver Jasmine focused on diversity recruiting, cultural competencies and improving the park service’s relevance to all Americans. After graduation, she was hired as a park ranger at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. While there, Ranger Jasmine was invited to lecture on Douglass and 19th century American history at two universities. Jasmine has served summer details in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Wyoming and at Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia; she has served as a student panel member and session presenter for park service conferences in Maine, California, and Washington, DC; served as a panel member for the “Breaking the Color Barrier” Conference in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 2012, she was a keynote speaker for the University of Akron’s “Rethinking Race” conference. Jasmine did not realize she was a Westerner until she moved away. A resident of Louisville, CO, Jasmine can usually be found riding her bicycle long distances, nordic skiing, hiking, reading and spending time with her cat.