Jasmine Afshar

Operations Manager

Jasmine is the daughter of refugees from Afghanistan. She is motivated to work at Tiyya by families, like her own, that have been uprooted from their homes and forced to start over. Jasmine holds a Master's Degree in Peace and Justice Studies and volunteered in the refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece prior to joining Tiyya. As the Operations Manager, Jasmine enjoys the opportunity to provide long-term support for families resettling in Orange County on their path towards self-sufficiency. 

Quote she lives by: "My mission in life is to not merely survive, but thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

Where she hopes to be in the next few years: In the next few years, Jasmine hopes to be actively engaged in Tiyya's social enterprise opportunities for refugee and low-income families in Orange County and other highly impacted counties.