Event Committee


Monique Smaby
Owner, Sweet Thymes

Jamie Garcia
Event Planning Lead

Jamie Garcia is an Event Planner for the newly established Dream Defined Events, an event planning company coordinating life celebrations and special occasions in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC area. Her passion for event planning blossomed from producing events, meetings, and cultural shows during her college years in George Washington University. In addition to event coordination, she enjoys performance art, dance, and traveling. Her latest obsessions are gourmet popcorn and Compost Cookies from Milk Bar. You'll probably find Jamie at the newest restaurants and coffee shops in DC trying everything on their menu. 




Jasmine Brown
Public Relations Lead

Jasmine Brown is a DC based PR professional and brings experience spanning the public relations and communications field. She assists the Event Committee on the event promotional side by executing communication strategies, drafting and sharing social media content, media advisories and press releases. In addition, she assists with event planning by researching and reaching out to vendors and potential sponsors. Jasmine is excited about developing her PR skills while gaining invaluable experience in strategic event planning, and tapping into both the Wedding and DIY industries.

Jasmine is a proud Oakland, California native and a MPS candidate at Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications.