Jackie Cotugno was most recently the strategic programs and initiatives manager at Jumpstart, an early education organization that works with preschoolers in under-resourced communities around the country. She began her career as a teacher at a nonprofit Montessori school in Manhattan. Jackie studied early childhood and special education at New York University and earned a master’s degree in special education with a focus on behavior disorders from Hunter College. In her spare time, she likes to travel outside of the city and spend time outdoors. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.