Shelley Jackson is a dedicated community organizer and youth advocate with a track record of always putting community and those directly impacted first. Shelley Jackson currently serves as the Deputy Director of Training and Engagement at Instituto, an organization with a mission of building sustained political power for low income and black, indgienous, and communities of color in Arizona. Previously, Shelley served as the Arizona Lead Coach for Organizing Corps 2020 training field organizers for this presidential election cycle. Before working on the national level with OC2020 Shelley dedicated her organizing efforts to Arizona Coalition for Change & Our Voice, Our Vote AZ leading their youth, community development and training programs. During her time with AZC4C and OVOV she worked with coalitions across the state on many different issues including voting rights, the expansion of public transportation, and equitable education while also working to train Arizona’s future organizers. Shelley is a young South Phoenix native and graduate of Arizona State University with a BA in Community Advocacy and Social Policy with a minor in Dance. Her work is centered at the intersection of issue and electoral organizing with a strong lens of racial justice and a passion for empowering others to step into their power to create meaningful change in their communities.