7-Second Resume Statement
As the progeny of a poverty-born entrepreneur who turned every setback into a setup, I learned to pave my own way – while lighting the path for others.
Jaleesa Jones is Manager, Thought Leadership & Content. She supports the project management and content strategy for Grads of Life’s DEI thought leadership and research work.
Jaleesa previously served as a marketing writer/editor for Faegre Drinker, promoting the firm’s legal and consulting expertise and commitment to its communities. In particular, Jaleesa operated as the go-to consultant for the pro bono and community service team, amplifying the firm’s charitable giving and community service efforts as well as multiyear initiatives aimed at redressing racial and economic injustice.
Before that, Jaleesa worked as a digital marketing coordinator for American College of Education, advancing the college’s mission of removing barriers to continuing education for education and health care professionals. She transitioned into marketing after turns as a digital editor and freelancer for USA TODAY. Jaleesa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.