Jackie Ceron Hernandez

Born in Mexico as one of two children, Jacqueline (Jackie) ​Cerón Hernández migrated to the United States at the age of 11 with her family. 

Jackie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Hispanic Studies. While at Carolina, she was involved in various student organizations that worked with underrepresented high school and first-year college students. Additionally, she spent half a year in Washington, D.C working with the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and in the Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield.   

Upon graduation Jackie started working at the Emily Krzyzewski Center (EKC), a college access hub for the city of Durham, NC. Jackie first served as a College Readiness Counselor (CRC) for the Scholars to College program. In 2019, Jackie transitioned to the Game Plan: College program where she presently serves as a Postsecondary Access Advisor, in this role Jackie is working to create meaningful systemic change across Durham. Her role allows her to provide a myriad of college access support to Durham Public School (DPS) students — especially those who have traditionally been marginalized by socio-economic and racial inequities. 

Jackie headshot