Associate Program Officer
Jasmine Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, serves as NAAF’s Associate Program Officer. She earned her bachelor’s degree from BYU – Idaho in Horticulture – Production in July of 2016.
Prior to completing her bachelor’s degree, she was an intern at the USDA’s Office of Tribal Relations (2012) in Washington, DC where she had the opportunity to work with the first members of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching. Later, she was accepted as an intern with the Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS) program where she worked with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in the Office of Native American Affairs (2014) to protect sacred sites, developed Section 106 training on interacting with State Tribes and assisted in conducting research to support the ACHP’s development of guidance and policies related to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Jasmine has spent the last 5 years teaching Agriculture Education to youth in Robeson and Scotland County, NC. She has taught Animal Science, Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture and Agriscience Applications throughout her career. In her teaching roles, she has provided guidance to students interested in agriculture fields, written and received grants, revived student led FFA Chapters and managed campus greenhouses, orchards and small animals. She believes in investing in the future of our tribal nations by providing them access to agriculture education as a means of reviving Indigenous agricultural practices and principles.