- Johns Hopkins University – BA – Writing Seminars, History of Art
- University of Maryland English Language Institute – TESOL certification
- National Merit Scholar
- Successful completion of nine Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams
Jackson studied Art, History and Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University, where she graduated with Honors in 2017. Jackson wrote her honors thesis on Vietnamese-American artist Dinh Q Lê, which ultimately led her to Saigon.
Since graduating, she has worked as a freelance writer, most recently composing poetry analysis for educational company LitCharts. She has published a broad array of writings, including academic, journalistic, and creative works.
During her time as a student, Jackson completed two graduate seminars and received grant money to research rare materials from her university’s Special Collections. She also spent five semesters as the Arts & Entertainment editor at The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. This position allowed her to attend countless local arts events and mentor other writers.
In her spare time, Jackson enjoys organizing meet-ups for local poets and volunteering with service organizations. Back home, she taught literature to underserved students with Writers in Baltimore Schools.