Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson is a proverbial "Jill" of all trades. She's a kick ass mom of three who dreams up statistical probabilities while watching reality tv. Yup, true story.

She doesn't drink coffee but loves hot chocolate. She is a freelance writer, educator, and politics scholar. Oh, and she's a recovering misanthrope.

She writes stories about the black experience at the intersection of black politics, womanhood, and lifestyle. She works daily to change the social and media narrative for young black women and people of color.

She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. She also holds a master's degree in Political Science. She is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago as of fall 2014. She teaches black politics and political reseach methods at California State University, Fullerton.

As a black woman, a mother, an instructor, a writer, a self-professed glerd (geeky black nerd), and a numbers crunching professional who spends most of her day attached to something electronic, she juggles virtually any hat she gets her hands on. That means she's a polymath.

And, she is unapologetic about it.

She has been featured digitally on Marie Claire, The Root,, xoJane, Alternet, OC Weekly, Clutch Magazine, Rage Against the Minivan, Beyond Black & White, Black Girl Nerds, and Made Woman Magazine. She has interviewed folks like Janet Mock, Tim Wise, Suey Park, and Danielle Belton, just to name a few.

She co-runs the award-winning blog Water Cooler Convos with her husband Daren W. Jackson.

Check her out on her personal website