Jackie Zubrzycki supports the Colorado Health Institute’s efforts to produce and communicate work that advances health in the state. She aims to ensure the team’s research and reports are compelling, equitable, and accurate.
Jackie is also a co-facilitator of CHI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion group and produces research, analysis, and stories about policies and programs.
She joined CHI in September 2017 after 10 years working in education as a journalist, a teacher, and in the nonprofit sector. As a local and national reporter, Jackie wrote about local, state, and federal policy and social issues, with a focus on K-12 education policy. As a staff writer at Education Week, she covered charter schools, school integration and improvement efforts, urban school districts, curriculum, arts, and research. At Chalkbeat, she wrote about the changing education landscape in Denver and helped launch the online news organization’s coverage of K-12 education in Memphis. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Yes! Magazine and other publications.
She also worked as a teacher in Washington, D.C., and in the National Audubon Society’s environmental education department. She taught music and worked in a record shop.
Jackie grew up outside of Philadelphia and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University. You can find her reading, exploring Colorado, walking, and playing music around Denver, her home since 2014.
Skills: Strategic communications, writing, editing, research, presentations
- Health Equity
- Access to Care
- State and federal policy
I Do This Work Because… Stories, and how we tell them, matter. Listening to people’s stories – and using data and research to understand patterns and trends – can point us to problems that need addressing, and to ways we can improve life in our communities. I feel fortunate to be part of CHI’s work to advance equity and address some of the most important issues facing Coloradans.