Member Spotlight: Jakin Z.

January’s member spotlight is on Jaykin Z., a first-year member of MIM. Jaykin heard about Michigan Movement while working on her multimedia platform for inclusion, diversity, and equity with OptiMize (one of our on-campus partners).

Growing up in Cleveland, OH, Jaykin admitted she didn’t have much exposure to homelessness in her own community, but going into college she knew she wanted to join a group that did hands-on volunteering. “I was shocked to learn that homelessness is such an issue in Ann Arbor. If you stay in the wealthy university bubble, you don’t notice it.” Jaykin is a freshman at UM studying health and fitness. We are excited to have her on board for winter semester!

Katie Jaje