Meet Our Team

Jasmine – Associate Director, Placement Success

Jasmine Walthall-Drakes began her career at, Year Up, Inc. as a receptionist supporting the Executive Team. Jasmine happily spent 8-years with Year Up, serving as an Internship Services Representative for interns and then a Program Manager. As an alumna of the Year Up Program (July 2013 graduate), Jasmine has also served on her local Year Up (Boston) alumni association board, and the National Alumni Association board. She found a passion for building relationship, facilitating and process improvement. She now supports our team as the Apprenticeship Services Manager in providing support to alumni as they transition to full-time placement. She is enthused about this step in her career, as well as, continuing to build her skills as a professional coach while fostering client relationships. Jasmine is committed to supporting our Opportunity Talent every day, as she identifies as Opportunity Talent herself.

Throughout her life journey, Jasmine will continue to lead with the mindset of the Wayne Gretzky quote,  “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”