We are proud to report that Georgia Tech alumnus and former Global Grant Scholar Jasmine Burton was recently named one of the Top 40 Under 40 for 2020. Sponsored by District 6900 and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Jasmine now serves as CEO, Executive Director and Founder of Wish WASH.
The Georgia Tech Alumni magazine for Fall 2020 says: "Jasmine Burton is not afraid to break the silence surrounding taboo topics like toilets in order to bring innovative solutions to global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In 2014, she was part of the first all-female team to win the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize competition for a modular toilet that was designed to help the nearly 2.6 billion people who lacked access to hygienic bathrooms. As the founder of Wish for WASH, which seeks to bring innovation to sanitation and hygiene with a gender equity lens, Jasmine has led iterative toilet innovation pilots and research across sub-Saharan Africa and in Atlanta-based resettled refugee communities. “I identify as a social impact designer who seeks to utilize design thinking and business acumen to build a more inclusive world,” she says.
Fun fact: She’s summited Mount Kilimanjaro and is a traditional dancer of the Nanticoke Nation with the tribal name Bright Smiling Sage."