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Jasmine Gurneau

Manager, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives | Northwestern University

"My vision is for everyone to know that Chicago is Indigenous land and is home to one of the largest Indigenous communities in the country. I'm working to Indigenize higher education spaces by increasing representation and support mechanisms for Native faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as by promoting sustainable, reciprocal partnerships between Northwestern University and tribal communities in Chicago and across the country. Every university sits on traditional Indigenous homelands and so as educational institutions, we have a responsibility to learn about the Indigenous Peoples on whose homelands we live and learn on."


Undergraduate Degree: DePaul University, '08

Fun fact: I decompress by watching funny YouTube video compilations.

Jasmine Gurneau is a Manager for Native American and Indigenous Initiatives in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern University. Jasmine leads the development and implementation of university-wide initiatives related to the inclusion of Native American and Indigenous students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Her role includes facilitating stakeholder engagement, serving as a thought leader on campus, and building and sustaining partnerships with tribal communities.

Previously, Jasmine served as the Assistant Director- Native American Content Expert for Multicultural Student Affairs and Undergraduate Admission. In this capacity, she led efforts to indigenize student spaces in various ways including programming, advocacy efforts, and representation in student spaces.

From Chicago, Illinois, Jasmine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University and a Master of Arts in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University.