Jasmine Walker

Affiliation Years
2023 DCSL/CCSRE Technology & Racial Equity Practitioner Fellow
Project Title:
Keeping it 100: What can be done to recruit and retain Black moderators?

Jasmine Walker has been an active volunteer moderator on Reddit.com for over a decade. She's been an outspoken advocate for minority voices on the site and has worked closely with the site's administration as they address racial, gender and other demographic issues on the platform, particularly in the wake of the George Floyd protests. She has been featured in podcast episodes and news stories related to racial discrimination on Reddit, has spoken at an internal Reddit meeting for Black History Month, has been a panelist for several Reddit Mod Summits, and hosted an 'Ask Me Anything' session with the CEO of Reddit during the most recent Mod Summit. She is currently a contracted Reddit Community Mentor offering mentorship to Reddit communities in need of guidance. Her current mentee is a subreddit dedicated to the civil protests in Iran. Her passion and curiosity for the way technology intersects with social justice and society has given her the opportunity to work with the Citizens and Technology Lab at Cornell University and now the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford PACS. Professionally, she works as an environmental health specialist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Tulane University and a dual Master of Public Health degree in Health Education and Communication and Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.