Jacqueline Burton is a grants officer on the Cities and States team. Previously, she served as a program associate, facilitating working groups in New York, in New Orleans, and internationally, helping to develop cross-programmatic strategies to address manifestations of inequality in urban areas and in processes of urbanization.
Previous to joining Ford in 2014, Jacqueline worked in historic preservation in upstate New York and was a middle school science teacher in post-Katrina Ninth Ward New Orleans. During graduate school, she interned at UN-Habitat, where she coordinated an interministerial-level conference on sustainable cities in Latin America. She also was a research consultant for Local Development International, a small consulting firm that works on equitable and pro-poor project development in decentralizing countries.
Jacqueline holds a master’s degree in urban planning and international development from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning from the University at Albany, State University of New York.