Jasmina Basic joined SOAR in September 2022 after she and her husband stopped by SOAR’s booth at the Barktober event beside their building. She has lived in Streeterville for almost two years and is excited to give back to the community she’s grown so fond of since moving downtown. In her free time, she enjoys walking along Lake Shore Drive with her husband and dog, and she’s also an avid baker and reader.
During her tenure on the Associate Board, she hopes to increase awareness of SOAR in the community to attract more members, particularly young professionals. Jasmina also hopes to organize community networking, charity, educational, and recreational events to strengthen the community further. As a first-generation Bosnian immigrant, she’s inspired by her family. “My family’s sacrifices and hard work set me up for the wonderful life I have now, and I hope to give back to marginalized groups, especially women and immigrants, to help them access all the opportunities they need to succeed in life and later serve as mentors themselves,” she told SOAR.