Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, raised in Irvington, New Jersey, Jasmine Metellus shares why she wanted to join the climb, the #YesSheCanCampaign. “I started in this organization as an ambassador because I fell in love with the meaning of such a empowering group that was created by youth for the youth.. Also, when I joined the org, this was the beginning of getting really well-known, and I saw this as an opportunity to help it grow which I did!” – Jasmine Metellus
What is your major?
My major is Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
What are your strengths?
A few of my strengths include strong communication, people, and presentation skills, leadership, writing, resilience, super hard working, dependable, and a lot of technical skills with Photoshop, Microsoft office, and more.
Who is your inspiration?
My grandmother is my inspiration
How has the #YesSheCanCampaign helped you become a better person?
This organization has helped so much into making me a better person. Had taught me to be punctual, organized, more stern with deadlines, and networking skills. On our team, we all live in different locations, but we all have the same vision: to make the world a much better place.
What are your weaknesses?
Some of my weaknesses include over talking, sometimes I don’t let people talk and I’m not listening to listen, I just listen to respond. One of my worse ones was team work, I used to hate working on teams, but this team has taught me that you can’t do it alone all the time. If you need to achieve something, you may need some help on that task. Lastly I have a lack of patience, if I ask you multiple times, I shouldn’t have to you know?
How did you hear about the #YesSheCanCampaign?
My best friend Udochi told me about it, but I didn’t start engaging in it until I saw Zaniya and her in the news. Once she went in depth about the org, I decided to join literally the day after.
When did you get interested in leadership roles?
In high school I was very involved.. I didn’t want to just stop being involved, and also I feel like my organizations in general have all taught me different things, also leadership positions uphold a strong role. I believe I was always fit for being a leader.
How do you deal with many tasks when you feel overwhelmed?
Usually I’ll nap and try again later or talk someone I trust, or I write out about how I feel.
When did you start being a member of the #YesSheCanCampaign
I became a member in February 2018!