Jackie became the first Manager of Advancement Communications for the Office of Institutional Advancement in November of 2018. A former high school English and journalism teacher and nonprofit education program director, Jackie joined the Marian University Office of Marketing Communications in 2014 after 13 years as a stay-at-home mom. Since then, her passion for the university has continued to grow, and she looks forward to applying her love of writing with her campus experience to take advancement communications to the next level. A 1989 Purdue University graduate and Indiana native, Jackie has lived in Indianapolis since 1996. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, inconsistent gym rat, and kitchen hack who loves traveling with her husband Tom and hanging out with her teenage children—Nick, Zach, and Jordan.