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Aasha Jackson


Aasha Jackson, from Bay Shore, New York, is interested in how policy can be used as a tool for social equity. Most recently, she worked in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with a focus on ensuring voluntarism and informed choice in USAID-supported family planning programs. She has also examined urban food inequality as an Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellow and farmer's market volunteer in Washington, D.C. She was a 2017 nominee for 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders and is a 2018 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. Aasha holds a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies from Brown University and enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and bicycling in her free time.