Jackie was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has spent her whole life in South Austin! Jackie has one older brother, loves the colors blue and green and likes to listen to all kinds of music. Jackie started working at WUMP as a summer helper when she was fourteen years old has been with us off and on ever since! Jackie's mom works with special needs so she has always been exposed to children of all kinds and ages. Asked what she likes the most about working with young children, Jackie says "The positivity and innocence that children have. They put things into such a perspective that we as adults tend to let slip away on a daily basis. Also, hugs, always love hugs from the kiddos."