Innovation and Impact: Past Participants

Jada Jackson


Jada Jackson ’20, of Chicago, Illinois, is a freshman and a Posse scholarship recipient attending Oberlin College. Although Jada’s major is currently undeclared, she expresses interest in Economics and International Politics. Jada works as a math and English tutor at The Bridge, Oberlin’s Community Technology Center. At The Bridge, Jada mentors Oberlin high school students in programs that range from encouraging self–esteem, to teaching students how to use music software like ProTools. Throughout high school, Jada took part in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a prestigious, world renowned college preparatory program. Furthermore, Jada participated in volunteer projects such as the MIKVA Challenge, a program promoting non-violence in Chicago; and participating in the Meals on Wheels outreach program run by AmeriCorps. Jada aims to take her knowledge from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and utilize her training from the posse scholarship to help develop her venture.

Participant biographies were submitted at the time of the project and may contain information that is no longer current.