Jackie Manzo
Ph.D. Student
Ethnic Studies

Office Location: Ketchum 351

Pronouns: she / her / hers



M.A., San Jose State University - Chicana and Chicano Studies, 2020              
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder - Ethnic Studies, minor in Education, 2016                        

Research Interests

Youth and Criminalization, Prison Regime, Carceral State, Mentorship, Barriers to Higher Education, Community Cultural Wealth, Positive Healthy Relationships 

Jacqueline was born and raised in Colorado and has a BA in Ethnic Studies with an Education minor from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also has her MA in Chicana and Chicano Studies from San Jose State University, California. Her MA research focused on mentoring criminalized youth and researching a local community program that works directly with incarcerated or system-impacted youth. Her research focused on the resiliency of youth, more specifically, youth of color, and how community cultural wealth and ventajas become vital in youth seeking forms of liberation and how mentoring can be transformative. She plans on continuing her research with youth and criminalization and incorporating the experiences of youth in the Boulder County area.