Jackson Willis

Jackson Willis is pursuing a JD at Yale Law School. He received a Bachelors in Humanities and Economics with Exceptional Distinction from Yale, along with the James Andrew Haas Prize.   

At Yale, Jackson participated in the Directed Studies program in Western thought and the Brady-Johnson program in Grand Strategy. Outside the classroom, he was primarily engaged as Chair for the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP) and as a Director at Dwight Hall, Yale’s Center for Public Service. He also enjoyed time as a student curator and gallery guide at the Yale Center for British Art. He has previously worked at the Yale Investments Office, for the Ramsar Convention on wetlands, and with the The Dalí Museum in my beloved hometown of St. Petersburg, FL. He also served a year with Peace Corps Response in Guinea, working with the NGO Osez Innover to improve entrepreneurial opportunities. Most recently, he completed graduate study in development economics at Oxford University. 

Jackson hopes to pursue questions around homelessness policy, the arts, and development economics, and gain legal expertise that will enable him to take a more activist position in bolstering community development. 

Jackson is interested in public art installations, the piano performances of James C. Booker III, and whether the pitching of the Tampa Bay Rays could carry them into the postseason.