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Jackie joins Transcend as a Partner of Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. In this role she advises school teams on research design, implementation, and data analysis. This year her primary focus is on strengthening our processes for rapid cycle testing, and managing Transcend’s data collection, analysis and synthesis efforts.

Jackie’s prior experience includes research and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of school-based interventions focused on social-emotional learning and technology-based education in K-12 classrooms and comprehensive college and career readiness training for young adults.

Jackie has her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College, and her BA in Psychology from Boston College. She did her postdoctoral training at John Jay College’s Development Through the Life Cycle laboratory and at the Center for Advanced Study in Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. From there she worked as a Research Scientist at the Center on Addiction, where she conducted research focused on improving behavioral health treatment and treatment-school partnerships for adolescents, and taught in the Psychology Department at John Jay College. She lives with her husband and two curious and photogenic dogs in the exurbs of New York City, where she enjoys BBQing and hiking in the warm weather and reading by the woodstove in the cold weather!