Wondering in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Jacqueline Slaby works with higher ed institutions, government, and small businesses to attract and retain customers by authentically conveying themselves and their service through design and accessible delivery.
Currently, Jacqueline works in Temple University's student life office in Rome, Italy where they engage with other college staff, faculty, and students to enhance the study abroad experience.
At Temple, they have led a special project involving the analysis of student demographic data and visualization of trends over the last five years to gain key insights to optimize recruitment efforts. Over the past year, they have developed more than 85 marketing and other visual materials such as websites, brochures, event flyers, and reports; managed and facilitated over 40 events, and builds relationships with stakeholders city-wide to offer dynamic programming at Temple.
While off-campus, Jacqueline has been entrusted by their community in Battle Creek, Michigan to develop education policy and evaluate the superintendent as a Board Trustee for Battle Creek Public Schools. Elected to the board of education in 2016 for a 6-yr term, Jacqueline works with fellow board members and guides the district in implementing equity-focused and financially-responsible initiatives.
Jacqueline continues to accept freelance contracts for cartography and data visualization projects. Their previous collaborations include projects with Penn Law, University of Pennsylvania Press, Penn Urban Studies, as well as doctoral students and small businesses. Their research interests range across education policy, sustainable transportation and infrastructure, accessible design, archival preservation, online community growth and development, degrowth economics, political ecology, and byzantine and medieval architecture.