Yasmeen has been a part of Portland Empowered since 2016. She started as a club member, and soon after became a Youth Lead Organizer. Now as a Sophomore at University of Southern Maine, Yasmeen is pursuing a degree in Biology, while also working with Portland Empowered as an Intern. She loves painting, baking (although she’s not that good at it), listening to comedy podcasts, and taking nature walks. This summer she built a chicken coop and is ready to care for two hens! She aspires to work in the healthcare field, and make a future in the Greater Portland area. Through YEP’s she has grown as a leader and is excited to see the ideas and change the youth of today will make. She hopes to see the students of Portland find their voice and grow as individuals.