Jackie is the Southern Region Equitable Development Strategist, leading efforts to support community-based groups and leaders in the South and Southwest. She previously worked at the Partnership's affiliate LAANE for over 7 years as Project Director on the Construction Careers and Don't Waste LA campaigns. She has 10 years experience in social justice work in African American and Latino immigrant communities in Los Angeles that includes research, policy analysis and development, and coalition building on various issues, including food access, affordable housing, transportation, local hire, and the environment. Jackie holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and a Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College. Jackie is a proud LA native who enjoys gardening, walks with her dog Pepe, and running.