Jacki Martin joined the Riley Institute as Deputy Director in 2009. She works closely with the Executive Director and the Institute’s center and program directors to conceive and launch the spectrum of the Institute’s programs.
During her tenure the Institute has grown to encompass three centers of work (Center for Education Policy and Leadership, Center for Diversity Strategies, and Center for Critical Issues) and has substantially expanded its portfolio of programs, increasing its annual operating budget by more than 400 percent.
Her background is primarily in policy-centered program creation and management around community development issues, with an emphasis on large-scale, multi-partner initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.