Jasmine Burton

Jasmine

Co-fellow

Ruth

Ruth M'kala

Placement Country: Zambia
Title: Design Specialist
Partner: Society for Family Health (SFH)
I am motivated to use the skills that I have, the empathy that I continue to develop, and opportunities that I have been blessed with to act as a catalyst and mouthpiece for justice particularly as it relates to marginalized communities.

Jasmine Burton was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, her senior design team won the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize competition for their design of an inexpensive mobile toilet. Before graduating from Georgia Tech’s Industrial Design Program, she participated in Georgia Tech Women’s Leadership Conference, the CDC’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program, Humanity in Action Fellowship and Industrial Design studio classes emphasizing ethnography. She hopes to improve women’s health via redesigning water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. Jasmine also founded a social start-up organization, Wish for WASH, to bring innovation to sanitation.