Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jazmin A. Peralta is a longtime anti-oppressive practitioner and transformative justice educator. For over 18 years, Jazmin has worked with students, faculty, and staff within institutions of higher learning in support of marginalized communities impacted by various oppressive systems. Jazmin centers her work through an intersectional lens, informed by her lived experiences as an Afro-Latinx, first-generation, queer, and neurodivergent person. Through this lived experience, informed practice, and intersectional and holistic framework, Jazmin strives to raise critical consciousness on social justice issues to inspire positive, sustainable social change and create a more liberated and just campus community.
Jazmin serves as the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Pratt Institute, leading critical areas of policy reform and advocacy, shared leadership and training, and community empowerment. She is also a Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University, focusing on the impact of the carceral state within higher education, specifically investigating the lived experiences of justice-impacted students. She has an M.S. in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Purdue University and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and Mass Communication from Florida State University.
Doctoral Candidate – Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration – Northeastern University
Master of Science – Higher Education, Student Affairs –Purdue University Global
Bachelor of Arts – Spanish Language & Literature and Mass Communication – Florida State University