Jazmin Garcia serves as the Senior Business Resource Manager for ChiBizHub at World Business Chicago (WBC). In this role she provides a direct link between services within the network and entrepreneurs and small business owners who are interested in starting, scaling, or accelerating their businesses in Chicago. Serving as the primary contact for businesses and nonprofits who need the services, she also works alongside the City of Chicago and various community-based organizations to develop content for the ChiBizHub platform.
Prior to WBC, Jazmin spent four-years in Washington D.C. working in policy and research in Congress, an international union and at national nonprofits, and then developing leaders at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) before moving to Chicago, Illinois to pursue her interest in grant-making and philanthropy at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. It was her experience at CHCI that allowed her to practice various workforce strategies to build a strong Latinx talent pipeline in a diverse set of sectors, from government to private industry. As a member of the Communities Program at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Jazmin assisted in building out the entrepreneurship strategy including, the jobs and economic opportunity portfolio, which aims at addressing racial and economic disparities through investments in small business expansion, jobs and skills, and neighborhood revitalization.
She is a Queer first-generation proud Mexican-American woman. Her experience growing up across borders in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California inspired a curious leader and prompted her passion for public service and social impact.
Jazmin is a Social Impact Leader at the Baumhart Center at Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business, Emerging Leader with the Chicago Women in Philanthropy, former Public Policy Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego.