Jackie is a graduate of Morgan State University (BA, Political Science) and Virginia Tech (MEd, Higher Education Administration). She has sought and found a mix of way to positively impacting society by working to create equitable systems in higher education space and community. Jackie currently serves Dent Education as a program manager where she is working to co-create and manage a new program, as well as drive a key piece of organizational strategy and development around organizational equity. Where she loved working with the DENTer, prior to this opportunity, she worked at UMBC’s The Choice Program where she supervised a team of AmeriCorps volunteers and provided direct services to Northwest Baltimore city youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system. Prior to that, Jackie worked in higher education professionally for several years. She regularly volunteers for opportunities to engage with students through Service Learning and Community Engagement departments and organization, leadership organizations, and international Fraternities and Sororities. In late 2017, Jackie jumped in the world of social entrepreneurship by launching THE Comm+University Podcast and founding Comm+University. Her work with C+U seeks to equip human service organizations with resources, products, and community to aid in service delivery in Baltimore and other saturated cities leading to a closer alignment of intentions to impact. Her greatest hope is to see service organization engage in socially just collaborative processes including community voice and strengths in the strategic planning and execution.
Additionally, Jackie is an AmeriCorps alumnus. She proud member of several service and community based organizations to include the National Society of Pershing Angel, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Baltimore Corps, Business Volunteers Maryland to name a few. When not in the midst of working her passions, Jackie loves to draw, cook, and construct costumes for herself and her partners whenever the occasion calls for some hot glue and creativity.