Jackie received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Over the past four years, she has worked to support a better quality of life for the refugee community in Fargo with a focus on unaccompanied minors, elders, and families. Jackie is driven by social justice and advocacy. She strives to meet people where they are at and help provide them with the tools needed to thrive in their community.

Jackie is passionate about working with diverse populations and helping others in need. Jackie was drawn to STEP’s underlying purpose of building relationships with clients and helping people feel empowered. Jackie is excited to be at STEP and looks forward to getting to know everyone.

Jackie recently adopted two cats named Bellatrix and Luna. She is enjoying being a cat mom, exploring the area to find the best local coffee shops, and hanging out with friends. Jackie hopes to brush up on her Spanish with Spanish speaking clientele as well as learn conversational skills in the other languages spoken by STEP clients.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling