Lena Jackson is the Career Development and Success Counselor for the School of Education (SOE). SOE’s Career Services office serves over 1500 students seeking certifications, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in education.  Jackson develops and promotes opportunities designed to help students make bold moves toward career and life satisfaction.

Since beginning her employment with JHU in 2018 she has worked as a College and Career Support Counselor and later as a Project Site Coordinator facilitating collaboration between JHU, local school districts, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.  In this role, she developed and managed data-driven initiatives for grant-based programs designed to promote positive student academic performance, leadership skills, and college and career planning. Her role also included overseeing recruitment, operations, and supervision of a highly effective team of college and career support counselors and tutors.

Preceding her work at JHU Lena worked as an educational advocate, communications consultant, ADHD coach, professional school counselor, and White House Policy Analyst. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified MSDE Guidance Counselor, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Lena earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Bowie State University and her master’s degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins University.