Originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Shelby Jackson received her B.A. in Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and is passionate about social transformation through strategic collaboration. Shelby is excited to bring her passion and skills to the Innovation Center, where she will be supporting movement leaders who are creating new solutions.
Prior to joining MSC, Shelby was one of the first full-time employees at a start-up nonprofit in NYC, which sparked her interest in building systems and processes necessary for increasing organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Additionally, Shelby was the Development and Operations Manager at the Mind Body Awareness Project, a nonprofit providing mindfulness-based mental health services to incarcerated and at-risk youth.
A member of the Cherokee Nation, Shelby is passionate about native sovereignty, disrupting mass incarceration, and empowering marginalized communities from within. Shelby teaches and learns from incarcerated youth at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, and enjoys utilizing beatboxing as a platform for storytelling and social healing. Her other interests include running and playing with her best friend Nebula, a beautiful mutt rescue from Taiwan.