Jazmin Ricks and Bo Nash

Jazmin and Bo headshots

Senior Research Program Coordinator and Graduate Research Fellow

Jazmin Ricks' professional journey can aptly be described as just that—a "journey." Whether through teaching, writing, or researching, the health of vulnerable communities and the strengthening of community-based organizations have always served as a guiding light along the way. Jazmin holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania's Environmental Health program, and her professional interests revolve around the field of Environmental Epidemiology and its impact on public health due to physical, biological, and chemical factors. She enjoys exploring these avenues through data analysis, mapping, and applied projects, using equitable frameworks to support her work.

As a Senior Research Program Coordinator at the Water Center, Jazmin supports the Director of Programs and Applied Research in overseeing the center's applied research and programming efforts to advance environmental equity and build resilience at all scales in the face of climate change. Jazmin's work, spanning both national and international contexts, revolves around reorienting collaborative efforts towards communities most affected. She also focuses on building networks and promoting sustainability through transparency and trust to facilitate transformative change.

Bo Nash is entering his second year in the Master of Environmental Studies program here at UPenn. He is concentrating on Resource Management with the goal of conserving and restoring aquatic ecosystems at the stream and watershed level. Bo looks forward to working with the Water Center in educating youth on environmental sciences and piloting a stream monitoring system in Cobbs Creek.