Rose Jackson

Rose Jackson

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Rose Jackson (@RoseJackson3) is an entrepreneur and former diplomat with 15+ years of experience strengthening democracy and defending human rights, leveraging technology for social impact, and building institutions to support democratic activists around the world. She is currently the Director of Policy for the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. Most recently, Jackson advised mission-driven organizations and companies grappling with technology’s impact on society, and founded and served as CEO of Beacon, a social impact technology company. Before that she led a presidential transition initiative at the Open Society Foundations on reforming U.S. security sector assistance. During the Obama administration, Jackson served as the chief of staff to the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and foreign policy advisor to Senator Chris Coons. Jackson has consulted and worked for a wide range of campaigns, governments and party organizations both in the United States and abroad. She completed her Masters as a Rotary scholar in Kenya, and earned her Bachelors from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.