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Shawon Jackson

Shawon Jackson, from University Park, Illinois, is a rising junior at Princeton University, majoring in education policy, with minors in African American studies, Latino studies, and Spanish. Last summer, Shawon interned in Honduras with an NGO that supports at-risk youth through academic scholars hips and programs. Post graduation, Shawon wants to do child advocacy and nonprofit work in Latin America before going to law school. Afterward, he plans to practice education law, and inform state and federal education policies. This summer, he’s excited to be an Education Policy intern in CDF’s National Office in Washington, D.C., where he hopes to develop his research skills.