Jackie Odum is a Research Associate for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Born and raised in South Texas, she graduated cum laude from the University of Texas—Pan American, or UTPA, with a bachelor of arts in political science and a concentration in legal studies. One of her most rewarding experiences throughout her undergraduate career was her service on the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, a legal diversity initiative sponsored by the American Bar Association. Jackie has been recognized as a South Texas Academic Rising Scholar and a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholar. She has also had experience as a legal intern for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, the Hidalgo County Bar Association, and the chief legal officer of UTPA.

Jackie spent her final semester at UTPA as a participant in the Bill Archer Fellowship Program. During her time as an Archer Fellow, she interned for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress.

By Jackie Odum
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Toward a Dignified Retirement for AllCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2016
Expanding Support Systems for Socially Isolated LGBT and American Indian SeniorsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2016
Yet Another Reason Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Is a Terrible IdeaCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2016
State of the States Report 2015Center for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2016
Infographic: Criminal Records Are a Family SentenceCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2015
Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their ChildrenCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2015
Economic Snapshot: September 2015Center for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressSeptember 3, 2015
Economic Snapshot: August 2015Center for American ProgressAugust 31, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2015
Economic Snapshot: July 2015Center for American ProgressJuly 31, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2015
Economic Snapshot: June 2015Center for American ProgressJune 30, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-June 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2015
Economic Snapshot: May 2015Center for American ProgressMay 29, 2015
Right-to-Work Takes Us in the Wrong DirectionCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2015
April 2015Center for American ProgressApril 29, 2015
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2015 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2015
March 2015Center for American ProgressMarch 27, 2015
February 2015Center for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2015
The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2015
January 2015Center for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2015
December 2014Center for American ProgressDecember 23, 2014
5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic SecurityCenter for American ProgressDecember 16, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2014
November 2014Center for American ProgressNovember 24, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressNovember 6, 2014
October 2014Center for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressOctober 2, 2014
September 2014Center for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-September 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2014
August 2014Center for American ProgressAugust 26, 2014
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs ReleaseCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2014
July 2014Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2014
June 2014Center for American ProgressJune 25, 2014
May 2014Center for American ProgressMay 28, 2014
Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help, Not Hurt, Our EconomyCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2013