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Jasmine Tompkins

Director of External Affairs & Legislative Liaison, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Jasmine Tompkins has over 8 years of experience working both in and with the legislature. She possesses expertise in research, lobbying, and policy development, covering a wide range of issues including criminal justice reform, gaming regulation, and policies affecting families. In her current role with the Michigan Gaming Control Board, she also serves as the Equity and Inclusion Officer (EIO) and Tribal Liaison. As an EIO, her responsibility is to ensure that her agency remains accessible and inclusive to all, achieved through training and awareness of how current practices may unintentionally hinder inclusion.

During her undergraduate studies, Jasmine attended the James Madison program at Michigan State University, where she pursued a double major in political theory and social relations and policy. She continued her education at Central Michigan University, earning a Master's in Public Administration. Following her graduation from MSU, Jasmine embarked on a career in the Michigan House of Representatives, where she held various positions over 5 years. She furthered her legislative work as Governor Whitmer's Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the House.

Originally from Detroit, she has made East Lansing her home, residing there with her husband, daughter, and two pets.