Jackie Spence currently serves as the publicity and promotion associate for University of Illinois Extension in Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties. In this role, she provides creative, impactful, engaging communication products that enhance the Illinois Extension brand for local programs and events. Her work includes project management, graphic design, copy editing, social media management, and website design. She enjoys working with her local educators and program coordinators to not only increase the visibility of upcoming events that educate youth and adults, but also share the positive impacts Extension makes in people’s lives and communities.
Jackie stayed close to home for her college education in which she received an bachelor's degree in elementary education from Monmouth College. Working in Extension has allowed her to create valuable connections for youth exploring potential career opportunities post high school through the Career Day and Virtual Career Exploration program.
Jackie lives with her husband, Bryan, and children, Reagan, Jackson and Colton. She is actively involved with her children's activities and can be found at many of their sporting events on the sidelines behind a camera capturing moments to remember.