Dr. Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science
from Fayetteville State University. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth
University with her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and a concentration in
Social Welfare Policy. Additionally, she earned a JD from the University of the District
of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law) in 2018 and served as the
Student Bar President.
Currently, Dr. Jackson is the Legislative Director for Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.
Ward 8. In this position, she manages the legislative policy portfolio for 11 out of the 12
committees. Dr. Jackson drafted bills such as the Close Relative Pilot Program that was
fast-tracked to becoming law and the Children and Youth Vision Screening Amendment
Act of 2019. She also manages the legislative staff, analyzes District agencies budgets,
meets with constituents, monitors legislation and issues pending before the Council, and
serves as the resident legislative expert.
Dr. Jackson loves to travel and enjoys spending time with family, friends.