Jackie joined the Education Law Center’s Pittsburgh office in September 2017 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Her fellowship focuses on access to education for English Language Learners.
Jackie previously served as a clerk for the honorable Joy Flowers Conti, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and worked as a Kaufman Legal Fellow for the Education Law Center. She received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As a student, Jackie worked in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the ACLU of Michigan, and Cohen Milstein, a plaintiff’s side class action firm. During law school Jackie participated in the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Clinic, and two independent clinics, one at The Legal Resources Centre in Cape Town, South Africa and the other at New York Legal Assistance Group. Jackie was also a student attorney in the Harvard Defenders and an editor on the Journal of Law and Gender.
Prior to law school, Jackie worked as a middle school English teacher in Washington, D.C. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 2009 and earned a Masters in Education from American University in 2011.