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Meet PSCCN Summer Intern 

Jazzlynn Jefferson is a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She was born and raised in Delaware then moved to Seattle to pursue her master's degree. Jazzlynn is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the education field. Her operating philosophy is that the obtainment of college degrees increases one's likelihood of being successful.

Why do you want to intern at PSCCN?
PSCCN seemed to embody the exact organization I wanted to create/align myself with. I have always believed that schools, colleges, and universities should be working together to smooth the pathway from secondary to post-secondary education. Also, PSCCN has race and equity integrated into how they approach and do their work of which is near and dear to my heart. As an African American woman, I have often struggled to see race and equity centered in education and that is what pushed me to want to the gain knowledge and skills change this.

What are your expectations for this internship?
I expect to gain valuable knowledge on how to effectively collaborate with external partners. I am expecting to have my previous knowledge and assumptions about the education field challenged and/or enhanced since I will be removing the lens of a participant (student). However, I do expect my insights and lived experience may help to contribute to the development of student-centered programs.

What skills do you want to gain from this experience?
Grant writing is a very important skill to have in the public sector so I am looking forward to getting my feet wet in this particular area. I hope to learn from my team about the incredible work they are doing. I hope to gain more critical thinking and strategic planning skills for programs and projects in the education field.

What skills do you want to gain from this experience?
Grant writing is a very important skill to have in the public sector so I am looking forward to getting my feet wet in this particular area. I hope to learn from my team about the incredible work they are doing. I hope to gain more critical thinking and strategic planning skills for programs and projects in the education field.