Born and raised in a military household, Jacqueline Ivy knew her career would involve serving her community. She brings with her ten years of experience in the non-profit sector administering college access programming and workforce development training for under-resourced communities in Indiana, Florida, and California.

Prior to her acceptance to National Urban Fellows, Jacqueline was a Career Transition Specialist with Job Corps, an education and technical training program for at-risk youth, operated by the United States Department of Labor.

Jacqueline graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with her Bachelor’s in Anthropology. She is an alumna of the McNair Scholars research program and AmeriCorps, a national service program that places members at nonprofits, schools, and public agencies to address critical community needs in education, public safety, and health.

Jacqueline completed her mentorship with EmployIndy, a workforce investment board, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the Special Assistant to the Vice President of Development & Administration, Jacqueline was tasked with researching and developing an organizational model for a regional workforce development initiative launch in mid-2015. Additionally, Jacqueline was on a development team that leveraged its partnerships to create new and innovative educational opportunities for Central Indiana.

Jacqueline chose National Urban Fellows because of its academic rigor, innovative leadership development approach, and history of cultivating diverse leaders in the public sector.