Episode 11 - Jasmine Green

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By Garnett L Overby III, Institute For Sport, and Social Justice. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today’s guest is Jasmine Green. Green is the Director of Intercollegiate and Intramural Athletics at Harry S. Truman College (Chicago). Green is a first generation college graduate that has the love of a mother and two older sisters as role models that helped fuel her passion for success. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana and LSU alumna, Green has been exposed to the dynamics and intricacies of many cultures, as well as the impact of how Hurricane Katrina has influenced her perspective.

Green talks about her decision to step away from being a young NCAA administrator to take on an athletic leadership role at a community college in Chicago, Illinois. Athletics has provided Green with many opportunities to avoid the stigma of being a “product of her society,” of which Green says she found freedom and liberation to excel as an African-American woman. It is now her desire to be a role model to other student-athletes and give them this same sense of freedom and liberation. Also, Green discusses the importance of “branding” herself in collegiate athletics and the influences that African-America women mentors have on her “branding” process. Hear her story.

Produced by the Institute For Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ).

Hosted by Mat Edelson, journalist and producer having appeared on NPR, ABC, ESPN, and in Houghton-Mifflin’s annual series, “The Best American Sports Writing.”

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