Baristanet Profile: Jazmine Parker

Name:  Jazmine Parker

Where do you live? East Orange

Where did you grow up? East Orange. I’ve lived here all my life.

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I work in social services. My everyday passion is writing.

Coffee, tea or … ? Tea. I’ve never had coffee.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? I would wake up at 10 to a great view and breakfast. I’d have no responsibility, so I could do some running, reading, and listening to music.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Cuban Pete’s. My favorite dish is the Pargo; I only eat seafood.

What’s on your nightstand? Books. Water. And a journal.

Who are you listening to? Jazmine Sullivan

What are your current indulgences? Ice cream from Salaam Parlor in Newark, and water.

What talent you would most like to have? I’m great at many things, but I can organize the heck out of a fundraiser.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about East Orange? A cool secret about East Orange is that at one point it was the cleanest city in the USA.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? That I was a giver.

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