Jasmine Turner is a native Houstonian and works at LyondellBasell as a Cost Analyst where she is responsible for budgeting and forecasting spending for capital projects at Lyondell’s Houston Refinery. Jasmine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Corporate Communication from Baylor University. She is also active in the Baylor Business Network.
Jasmine has been a member of HAULYP since 2011 and currently serves as President. She is involved in Brentwood Baptist Church and Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals. She currently serves as the leader of the Young Adult Ministry and plans the Youth Girls Conference every summer. In addition to church involvement, Jasmine volunteers with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation where she works with students to help improve their reading and comprehension skills. She enjoys travelling, sports and spending time with family and friends.
Stephen Compton is a native Houstonian and a graduate of Grambling State University in Grambling, LA where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He has been employed by NRG Energy since 2011 and currently serves as a Risk Control Analyst.
Stephen has been a member of HAULYP since 2011 and previously served as the Professional Development Committee Co-Chair on the 2012-2013 executive board. During his time on the executive board, the organization was recognized as NULYP Southern Region Chapter of the year. In addition to HAULYP, Stephen is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a devoted member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
Shanetta Gaston was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Texarkana, TX. She has been a member of HAULYP since March 2014 and member of the month shortly after in June 2014. Shanetta attended the University of North Texas where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She currently works for Houston Independent School District as a Kindergarten Teacher. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, dancing, and spending time with loved ones.
Shanetta has truly enjoyed being a part of such an amazing organization and plans to continue to support the mission and vision of HAULYP.
Hailing from the great state of Alaska, Leah Preston has been a member of HAULYP since 2013. Prior to joining the executive board, she was involved with the Community Outreach and Professional Development Committees. Leah holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Mathematics and another in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Fort Valley State University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, respectively. Leah is currently a Subsea Engineer with BP where she is responsible for the fabrication and maintenance of subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.
Outside of her involvement with the Urban League, Leah is also a mentor in the Big Brother Big Sister Program. When she’s not traveling, Leah’s favorite activities include getting lost in a good book, enjoying the arts at Miller Outdoor Theater, or trying a new restaurant with friends.
Kenya Hunt was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated from Tuskegee University in 2011 with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduating, she moved to Houston, Texas to begin her career in the energy industry. In her spare time, she creates content for her beauty YouTube channel.
She is a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and is active in the Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a movie buff and enjoys reading. Kenya has been a member of HAULYP since 2013. Her goal as parliamentarian is to ensure that the HAULYP board becomes proficient in basic parliamentary procedure.