Jacqueline (Jackie) Sullivan joined the IRLE in 2016 with more than 10 years of strategic communications experience in higher education, government and the nonprofit sector. She oversees the dissemination and promotion of IRLE’s research across traditional and new media platforms and helps amplify IRLE’s voice as a leading source of research and analysis on critical issues impacting working people.

Prior to joining IRLE, she held various communications positions focusing on cross-cultural communications, media relations, translation and editing. Jacqueline has worked for UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies, and the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services leading Colorado’s state-wide effort to remove barriers for immigrants enrolling in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Jacqueline graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies and received her Bachelor of Arts degrees from Indiana University with majors in Spanish and English.