Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton is a social inclusion and design specialist with a focus on gender equity, meaningful youth engagement, and innovation in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and global health sectors. With a BSc in Product Design and MSc in Public Health, Jasmine has spent over 7 years leading iterative toilet innovation pilots and research across Sub-Saharan Africa and in resettled refugee communities as the Founder and Executive Director of Wish for WASH, a social impact organization that seeks to bring innovation to sanitation with a design thinking lens. Following a decade of diverse independent freelance work across the 3rd, 5th, and 6th Sustainable Development Goals, Jasmine became the Principal and Founder of the Hybrid Hype, LLC, a certified, woman-owned global consulting firm, and the Co-Founder of Period Futures, an early-stage project focused on sparking curiosity, conversation, and commitment to designing positive #periodfutures. Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys service-learning, cross-cultural immersion, community engagement, fitness adventures, and travel photography. (jasminekburton.com)


Wish for WASH Design Jam Workshop

How might we use design thinking methods to engage students in STEM? Work with current and former Georgia Tech students that are a part of the organization Wish for WASH as they guide you through the process of human-centered and empathic design. Wish for WASH Thinks Inc’s mission is to bring more diverse minds, talent, and innovation to the problems of global health and WASH in our world through the lens of research, design, and education because #everybodypoops. Over the past 4 years Wish for WASH has been running design thinking workshops and courses with partners such as OpenIDEO, The Paideia School, The Weber School, Girl Scouts of Atlanta, and the Museum of Design Atlanta as a part of our educational and advocacy workstream.

Through our workshops and curricula, we seek to empower the next generation of STEM learners, design thinkers, and human-centered problem-solvers to use empathic, interdisciplinary, and iterative tools to build sustainable and inclusive innovation in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to help the world reach the 6th Sustainable Development Goal by 2030. In this specific 3-hour workshop, we will first do a 2-hour Design Jam – a rapid sprint through the design thinking process where participants will get first hand condensed experience going through all of the phases of a design challenge addressing one of our modern world’s biggest problems: water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). After learning more about design thinking through experience, we will then conclude with a 1-hour facilitation training to learn how to take design thinking tools and methodologies and bring them into a classroom setting with your own specific topics. Learn more.