Jackie is most passionate about supporting youth-led community change. She is a Teach For America alum with a background as a classroom educator in special education, language arts and history at the middle and high school levels. She continues to collaborate with former students to co-create and co-lead community initiatives. Jackie has extensive experience directing community and volunteer events, and she created the first-ever volunteer management program within Teach For America. She has traveled nationally for the past six years with Move2Stand of STARS Nashville, helping lead anti-bullying programs and youth leadership summits.
In 2016 Jackie helped found Write Creations Group, LLC, partnering with organizations to facilitate youth development training and refine youth development resources. She is an Adjunct Instructor in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University, teaching a Positive Youth Development course. Jackie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Master of Philosophy degree in Race—Ethnicity—Conflict from Trinity College, Dublin.