A San Francisco native, Jackson’s teenage experience campaigning for a local ballot measure inspired him to pursue a political science degree at Stanford. His studies focused on the institutions and value systems that define liberal democracies. Outside the classroom, he contributed to Stanford Politics magazine and held positions at the university’s social entrepreneurship club and the Farmlink Project, a food insecurity nonprofit. During his gap year, Jackson’s experience interning for Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi and the nonprofit Millennial Action Project solidified his desire for a public service career. In his free time, Jackson enjoys cooking, skiing, and climbing.