Jackie has worked in indoor agriculture education for the last five years. She spent most of her early career in Innovations & Program Development at Lotus House in Miami, FL – the largest women’s shelter in the country – where she created a trauma-informed afterschool hydroponic gardening program for young children and paid apprenticeships for mothers experiencing homelessness. Jackie leveraged this background for her consulting work at Freight Farms, where she developed a comprehensive container farming curriculum for public sector customers, and extensive business planning resources for small-scale farmers. She hopes to use her expertise to help scale TFFJ’s CTE and social entrepreneurship pathways. Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience with Honors at the University of Texas at Austin, with a self-designed minor in Food Culture in America. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, yoga, swimming in the ocean, creative writing, and snuggling with her orange tabby cat, Yams.