“Move in a way that is guided by love. That’s the most creative thing you can do as a human.”

Yasmine Smith, a founding member of the law firm Smith & Mendoza and co-chair of PUMA (People United for Mobility Action), connects the dots between transit and its place in our community through the lens of creativity. With an emphasis on community, people, and empathy, she explains how transit is about more than where the bus lines run.

About the speaker

Yasmine Smith is a founding member of the law firm Smith & Mendoza and co-chair of PUMA (People United for Mobility Action). PUMA is dedicated to “transforming Austin so that every person has access to safe, affordable, and convenient choices to get around and meet their daily needs.” They focus on people-centered solutions for transit and mobility.

In her law practice, Yasmine assists clients with Business Incorporation, Estate & Probate law, Oil & Gas contracts, and Real Estate issues. She has also worked for the city of Austin on employment law (with an emphasis on the ADA), technology law, municipal operations, and constitutional law.

As an active member of various non-profit organizations, Yasmine has served in a legal capacity, as a board member, and contributed to the drafting of grant proposals.

In her free time she enjoys community organizing and dancing.

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