Santana Jackson was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C. where she first was exposed to politics at an early age. When she was eleven she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina which is what she currently refers to as home. She is a rising senior at Georgetown University pursing a degree in Government with a minor in Justice and Peace Studies.
Since becoming a Hoya she has strengthened her interest in politics and public service through various internships including: American Bridge 21st Century working as a research analyst, with Minority Whip Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, as well as interning in Government Relations at the National Retail Federation.
During the inaugural class of fellows at the Institute of Politics and Public Service she had the pleasure of working on Brianna Keilar’s Student strategy team. Throughout that experience she really found the meaningful conversations and interactions to be some of the most fulfilling during her tenure at Georgetown.
During her senior year at Georgetown, Santana looks forward to being a leader for the pre-orientation program First Year Orientation to Community Involvement, serving as Chair for the Senior Class Committee, and being on the Student Advisory Board for the Institute of Politics and Public Service.
Santana’s most memorable GU Politics moment was holding a discussion with Brianna Keilar on Gun Control Reform. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in public policy with a focus on education, criminal justice reform, or electoral reform.