By Kareen Curry, WE Communications Committee Volunteer
I would like to introduce you to Jessica Jackson. However, her nameshould be passionate and enthusiasm because she brings both to the field of evaluation. Jessica’s specializations lie in program evaluation, needs assessment, and capacity building. This enthusiastic spirit is currently about to start a new exciting position that will allow her to use her passions for public evaluation in global public health. Her energy expands to owning her own business Wildfire Graphic & Analytics, LLC, focused on evaluation and graphic design.
This Claremont Graduate and Vanderbilt alumna has spent her career working with public health programs, which have a real effect on people's lives. Jessica sees herself as a coach, facilitator, and trusted friend to provide insight into public health programs to empower them do something about the issues in their communities. Through her efforts she hopes to demystify evaluation.
Jessica joined Washington Evaluators to bounce around ideas with other evaluators and continue to share information, but also discuss further in the context of public health. She has not been a member for long but is excited to continue to have the opportunity to learn from WE workshops and events. Take the time to get to know her and the new books she is reading including “Conversations About Group Concept Mapping: Applications, Examples, and Enhancements,” by Mary Kane and Scott Rosas.
Outside of her 9 to 5, owning her own business, and reading up on the latest evaluation techniques, she finds time to explore nature through hiking and blowing off steam with some kickboxing. She is new to DC, so please help her find some great hiking trails in the area. Her work in global public health allows her to explore her other love of traveling. You can find her on LinkedIn as Jessica L.A. Jackson.