Jackie is the founder and Principal of BYP Group and has 18 years experience in the Australian government and non-profit sectors. She has worked in executive policy and research roles for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Health and Ageing and the Australia Council for the Arts. Jackie has a University Medal, BA (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Media from the University of Melbourne. Jackie is also a writer of creative fiction and non-fiction. She has been published in a number of publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, ArtLook, Arts Professional UK, Global Storytelling and Online Opinion. She was shortlisted for the Rhodes Scholarship, is an alumnus of the Varuna Writers Centre and recipient of a Research Excellence Award to undertake a Creative Writing PhD through the University of New South Wales.