Jacklyn “Jackie” Bruce is the history department head and an International Baccalaureate teacher at a public high school in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. She teaches courses in modern world history and economics and personal finance to students in grades 9-12.
She holds a law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. Before a career switch into teaching, she worked in business development at law and lobbying firms in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, and as a judicial assistant at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Prior to attending law school, she worked in media and communications in New York City for the ABC Television Network and Time, Inc.
As an alumna, she has served as a co-chair of the Washington, D.C., Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee, communications/social media liaison for the Princeton Club of Washington, on the Alumni Schools Committee, and is the public relations/communications chair for her class reunions.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton in politics and a certificate in African-American studies, and was the recipient of the Caroline M. Picard ’86 Prize in Politics, the Ruth J. Simmons Senior Thesis Prize in African-American Studies, and a Spirit of Princeton Award. While at Princeton, she was a minority affairs adviser in Forbes College, student admission associate and a member of the Black Arts Company. She was also a member of Cloister Inn and is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.