Margaree Jackson is a native of Brandon, Mississippi. As a Ladner Fellow, Jackson conducts research on the PUSHOUT of Black and Latinx girls in schools in Mississippi through the Mason Project and serves as one of the leads for the Earth Champions Initiative for the Hamer Project. She recently graduated from the University of Mississippi where she studied Spanish and political science.
During her senior year, she served as the president of the Undergraduate Black Law Student Association and as an interpreter for the Mississippi Immigrant Coalition. Her senior honors thesis analyzed the Cuban Hip-Hop Movement as an agent of social and political change within the Afro-Cuban community. Jackson is passionate about Afro-Latin American culture, immigrant rights, and social justice. She is fluent in Spanish and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese. Her dream is to live abroad in Latin America one day.
Hometown: Brandon, Miss.
Organizational Emphasis: Research and Policy, Social Justice
and Community Engagement
Favorites: Traveling, Afro-Latinx
Culture, Reading and Telenovelas colombianas