Joy P. Jackson has over fifteen years of experience working in the field of human development, focusing on prevention, youth development, civic engagement, education, and outreach across a wide-range of issues including (but not limited to) human trafficking, out-of-school time, gun violence prevention, workplace & career readiness, and juvenile justice. Her work has included coalition building, outreach to underrepresented groups, strategic planning, policy development & alignment, research, and capacity building. She holds a Bachelors degree from Howard University and a Masters from the University of Arizona in History and Latin American History respectively. Joy served on the Newport News Human Rights Commission for eight years. Jackson writes on the intersection of personal development, social issues and politics.