Jackie received a dual degree in Program in the Environment and Screen Arts and Cultures from the University of Michigan. She then spent four years in Los Angeles editing reality television and online media before going back to school to obtain her MSc in applied ecology. She graduated at the top of her class with Distinction from Imperial College London in 2017. As a result, she has one foot in science and research and another in creative video and media and believes the two can actually work quite well together! She has produced short paper-to-video documentaries for Nature, as well as a feature-length documentary about the future of bananas (currently in post-production and set to premiere in late 2019).

Jackie is currently the Visual Storyteller Specialist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University where she works on creative storytelling surrounding climate services and related research.