Jackie Days grew up in Northern Virginia in a town right near Washington DC, which sparked her passion for international affairs and global citizenship. In order to evolve and expand her interests, Jackie enrolled at the University of Washington where she is now a junior double majoring in International Studies with a Global Health track and Political Science. On campus, she is also involved in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program as well as Phi Alpha Delta, a pre-law fraternity. After graduation, Jackie intends to take a gap year to travel and work around Australia then attend law school to learn more about the fields of Health Law and International Law. She is particularly interested in working with community based organizations on global health issues as well as working to improve Title IX at universities and colleges.
In the spring of 2020, Jackie worked on a research project with former Washington State Representative Velma Veloria and Dr. Sutapa Basu, director of the UW Women’s Center. Jackie’s research centered specifically on the intersection between neoliberalism, human trafficking, and U.S. temporary employment visas. Through this research, Jackie realized the importance of educating the community on issues in order to promote positive change and she looks forward to being able to continue that while working in community programs at the World Affairs Council. Outside of work and school, Jackie loves to explore Seattle, go to coffee shops, swim, and draw.