JESSICA JENKINS is a consultant with Public Impact, focused primarily on assisting districts and schools in implementing Opportunity Culture models, which extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. Jenkins served as a college advisor in Stokes County, North Carolina, as a member of the College Advising Corps, where she worked to increase college enrollment of first-generation, low-income, and rural high school students. As a first-generation college graduate herself, she understands the challenges faced by many students in Opportunity Culture schools. She also worked as a graduate intern with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Financial and Business Services division. Ms. Jenkins holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Example Projects: Ms. Jenkins’ recent work includes leading Opportunity Culture design with several districts across the state of Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has led similar work with small rural districts in North Carolina and a large urban district in Texas.