As Program Assistant for the Libertas Center, Jackie is able to combine her lifelong passion for social justice with her impressive organizational and computer skills. A graduate of Boston College, she pursued a degree in biology with a clear intent on finding a career in which she could provide for underserved populations. Throughout her time at Boston College, she served as a council member for the “Appalachia Volunteers,” with whom she addressed nationwide social issues and took service trips. Jackie also served as a research intern for The World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Consortium, a program at Mount Sinai that helps treat first responders to 9/11 with resulting medical and mental health complications. The summer before her junior year, Jackie worked with the Libertas Center as part of the Emergency Medicine Research Training Program at the Icahn School of Medicine. Jackie’s summer internship at the Libertas Center sparked her interest in immigration. As a result, upon graduating college, she decided to commit one year to a shelter program called Casa Marianella, through the Jesuit Volunteer Corp, where she served as Case Manager for homeless immigrants in Texas. While working at Libertas, Jackie is simultaneously earned her Master of Public Administration at Baruch College. She is deeply passionate about the mission of the Libertas Center, and she hopes this degree will further equip her with tools to contribute to the program in new ways.