Iowa State University


Davenport, IA

Former NSBE Leadersip Positions:

Present: Region V Chair 2016-2017:
Region V Membership Chair 2015-2016:
Iowa State University Vice Chair 2013-2015:
Iowa State University Fundraising Chair



Jocelyn Jackson is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. At school she is active in many clubs and organizations including The National Society of Black Engineers, The McNair Program, The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and a recent NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) scholar. Jocelyn has 2 years of research experience working with material processing and mechanics under her major professor. She has also interned with John Deere for 3 summers and upon graduation would like to attend graduate school.

Why do you love NSBE and what inspired you to join the REB?

I love NSBE because it helped me find a family away from my family. The members in NSBE have always supported me, even at times when I didn’t believe in myself. I decided to be on the REB and NEB because I wanted to make a greater impact and cater to the society. If it weren’t for the support NSBE has given me, I probably would have changed my career path. For that alone, I’m grateful and blessed that I can be a part of this wonderful organization.