Before coming to Brooklyn Arts Council, Jasmine D. Wagner worked in engagement, production, and membership at organizations including Food Bank For New York City, Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF), and Real Art Ways. Previously, Wagner was a professor in the Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process at Western Connecticut State University and was a member of a design and innovation think tank for Fahrenheit 212. In addition to her role at BAC, she is a poet, critic, and a musician. Wagner is the author of Rings, winner of the Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Poetry Prize. Her second book, On a Clear Day, was deemed "a capacious book of traveller's observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes about deserts, gallery art, and Brooklyn bohemians in our 'golden era of listicles'" by The New Yorker and "a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we're living in" by Hyperallergic.