Jakari Jackson: Minority Serving Institutions’ Student Travel Grant Winner

Jakari Jackson is a senior chemical engineering student at Prairie View A&M University and one of the twelve student leaders who was awarded a travel grant to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. This travel grant is part of AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee’s (MAC) Minority Serving Institutions Student Leadership Development Initiative.

Belinda Akpa, 2018 Past Chair of MAC and Assistant Professor North Carolina State University had a chance to talk with Jakari about his leadership experience within his student chapter, his plans for after graduation and his passion for chemical engineering as a tool for navigating the world, meeting challenges, and making a positive difference. 

In this interview, Jakari shares his drive and enthusiasm for “giving back knowledge” to young kids by helping them learn and explore the great opportunities in STEM.

MAC’s Minority Serving Institutions Student Leadership Development Initiative is funded by the generous supporters of the AIChE Annual Fund and Doing a World of Good campaign.