Ronda Jackson

Vice President, Policy, Advocacy & Evaluation


Ronda Jackson is a senior leader and changemaker with a proven track-record for managing large-scale impactful initiatives. She leads KABOOM!’s policy, advocacy, and impact team that uses data to identify gaps in access to quality playspaces in disinvested communities and partners with government officials to drive public investment to achieve playspace equity in those communities. Prior to joining KABOOM!, Ronda was the Assistant Director of Public Sector Innovation at Living Cities where she worked with municipal leaders across the nation to implement practices that improved the economic well-being of low-income, BIPOC communities.

Previously, Ronda worked in criminal justice reform in cities across the country implementing the highly successful Boston Ceasefire gun violence prevention model. She also managed the nationally recognized Back on Track program created by then-District Attorney Kamala Harris, providing reentry education and employment services to first-time non-violent drug offenders.

Ronda began her career in the federal government as a Special Assistant for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation and a Special Assistant in the White House office of Cabinet Affairs in the Clinton Administration. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors in Communications from Howard University.