Robin Jackson, M.A.
Graduate Assistant
Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center 
  • Ph.D., Urban Education Studies (in progress)
    Indiana University - Indianapolis
  • M.A., Philanthropic Studies (2014)
    Certificate, Nonprofit Management (2014)
    Indiana University - Indianapolis
  • B.A. Sociology (2011)
    Minors: Africana Studies, Psychology
    Indiana University - Indianapolis 
Secret Superpower: Empath
Ms. Jackson received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from IUPUI in 2011. It was through this scholarship that she was able to place names to, and have credible arguments against, social issues—particularly racial inequity. Subsequently, her experience with youth rests heavily in after-school and summer programming with youth of all ages (Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis, Hawthorne Community Center, D.R.E.A.M. ALIVE, Inc., Girl Scouts, John Boner Community Center Programs) in under-resourced circumstances. Ms. Jackson believes in spaces that are not heavily academic, youth tend to feel less pressure to “perform” and are more open to discussing their experiences in school—without the fear of persecution. It is because of this unique position she has been able to relate to the youth she worked with on a more informal level, forming relationships and hopefully empowering them through mentorship. In addition to her direct programming experiences, Ms. Jackson has worked closely with the Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) and Christel House International, organizations that do indirect service for youth.