Jackie began her career in social services as a volunteer for Womanspace, Mercer County’s rape crisis center, in 1995. This work inspired her to return to graduate school for social work. She attended Bryn Mawr College and earned two masters degrees, a Master of Social Service and a Master of Law and Social Policy. While in school, she specialized in domestic violence and used her thesis as an opportunity to compare the effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s Protection From Abuse Orders with New Jersey’s restraining orders.
Subsequent to her graduation and licensure, she worked as a clinical social worker providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families, and coordinated her agency’s domestic violence prevention program. After six years in a not-for-profit outpatient clinic setting, Jackie transitioned into higher education, spending over seven years at The College of New Jersey. There she established the Office of Anti-violence Initiatives and was awarded the “Claire Riley Prevention Award” from the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) in 2011. For the last six and ½ years, Jackie has directed the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education (SHARE) office at Princeton University where she has overseen prevention initiatives and intervention services for victims/survivors and co-survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse.