John(na) Jackson (pronouns: they/them) started as LSA's Communication Coordinator in June 2020. A recent masters graduate from the University of Cincinnati, they relocated back to the south during the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally from Macon, Georgia, where they also studied theatre and performance art, Jackson moved to Cincinnati in 2011 after traveling for a year with the nation's first coast-to-coast litter pick-up acting as the Director of Education Outreach.
A passionate advocate of environmentalism and social justice activism, Jackson is a skilled writer who completed undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Gender/Race/Sexuality studies. In their social theory MA program, they developed an interactive installation that challenged their community to explore the intersections of class, critical race and sexuality studies.
They also volunteer their time to do advocacy work for a growing network of queer and transgender incarcerated pen-pals.