Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Education: Union College – Major: Political Science
Jackie grew up in New York and is a recent graduate of Union College, where she completed her degree in Political Science. Jackie has always loved working with kids of all ages, especially at camp. She discovered her passion for policy after taking education courses in college and when she began volunteering in Schenectady public schools as a reading tutor for students behind their grade level. Since then, she worked as a summer school mentor/soccer coach, lobbied for equal school funding at the state capitol in Albany, and was an intern who provided resources and guidance to high school students during their transition to college. Jackie cannot wait to be a BETA and to show her students the exciting possibilities that come with the transition into young adulthood. Blue Engine is the perfect start to build upon her experiences as a mentor and policy advocate, and to most importantly give her students the education they deserve. In her free time, Jackie enjoys hiking and creating playlists for every part of the day.