Summer Jackson

Summer Jackson is an organizational ethnographer in the doctoral program at MIT Sloan School of Management, where she has been recognized as both a MIT Presidential Fellow and a Graduate Woman of Excellence. Jackson’s dissertation research is on inclusion and diversity in the technology sector. She studies the policies and practices associated with building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce in fast-growth companies. Prior to beginning her PhD, Jackson worked at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. As an Evaluation Specialist, she analyzed the success and failure of American foreign assistance programs. In 2015, she was awarded the Meritorious Honor Award by the State Department for her contributions to the mission. Jackson also worked at consulting firms, non-profits, and in state government. Jackson holds a BA in international relations, with a minor in feminist studies, from Stanford University, an MA in international development from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a master’s degree in management science from MIT Sloan School of Management.