Tanya Jackson

Instructor, Powerful Voices for Kids

Tanya Jackson is a full time graduate student in the School of Communication & Theater's Broadcast Telecommunication and Mass Media Program. She serves as a research assistant and was the Media Education Lab's office manager during the 2008-2009 school year. Tanya earned a B.A. in Communication from the State University of New York at Albany and has a background in television production, independent filmmaking and various youth related programs. Tanya has spent five of her six years in Philadelphia providing academic and social service support to teen parents at public high schools. She also managed a youth centered health program that led to a partnership with Media Education Lab founder Renee Hobbs. Tanya's current endeavors of advocating for mass media literacy education, as well as expanding and exploring potential professional career options, are beginning to take shape through her work at the Media Education Lab.