Linda V Jackson, Director of Educational Outreach Programs, held several positions at Yale before joining the Office of Multicultural Affairs in 1997 where she manages various summer programs for high school and undergraduate students who are interested in the field of medical of biomedical research. She is involved in the recruitment and retention of students from disadvantages background for the School of Medicine. Linda received her Bachelors of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and Masters of Science in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. Linda is an active member of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME), National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions, Inc. (NAAHP) and National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW).
“I love working directly with students – watching them flourish from undergraduates to medical students to doctors is a great joy for me. I can say that I am friends with some of the smartest people in the medical field.”
Linda has been a licensed foster parent for over 15 years and enjoys mentoring teen aged girls. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling to the Caribbean Islands.