• Jackie Kohn
  • Jackie Kohn
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  • Degree(s): B.A. in Sociology and Criminology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA - M.A. in Political Science, United Nations and Global Policy Studies, Rutgers University/New Brunswick


Jackie Kohn is a 2020 M.A. graduate in the Department of Political Science: United Nations and Global Policy Studies at Rutgers University. She is a native of New Jersey born in Ocean County is also a first-generation student who independently earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts of Amherst in Sociology with a certificate in Criminology. Her graduate work in the UNMA program was inspired by her experience as a foster care infant, transracialism lead her to study specific areas of transitional justice, human rights, international development, Islam women under the Islamic State, public health in DRC Africa and gender in sex trafficking in India. Her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts of Amherst, has been focused on women gender, child family development disabilities, environmental studies with a concentration in the local criminal justice system.

While abroad at the European Institute in Kassel, Germany she participated in research with EU Commission, EU Parliament. Jackie also attended the Palace UN Headquarters in Geneva where she joined exclusive lectures with staff working in their disciplined fields. She than earned a certificate of completion for the achievement of decent European studies.

Prior to completing her academic ambitions, Jackie’s profession began in the high-tech venture capitalist industry she than found herself working as the scheduler and Policy Adviser for Senator John Kerry for the United States Congress Senate Office overseeing the constituents of 351 Massachusetts cities.

Jackie has supported and deployed with four combat convoy division tours since Desert Storm 1991 specializing in casualty movement of combat hospitals. Appointed as the Liaison reporting to the Iraq Base Speicher Commander, managing viral decontamination and nuclear biological inspections daily operations. After 27 years she is a recent Army Military 2020 retiree.

In addition to her community repertoire she is 30-year minority business owner specializing in restoring historic quilts. Her projects include the New Jersey Garden State 9/11 Morristown Memorial Quilt Project for Friends and Family Tribute.She continues to work at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital monitoring various vitals and psychotherapy from pediatrics through geriatrics high risk patients. Jackie has worked, lived and researched in 32 countries she continues to travel to elevate her academic lens, her love of food and culture. She identifies as an abstraction painter, equestrian is adopted by her beloved cat, extended family in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.