Jackson grew up in Gorham, Maine and attended Florida Southern College where she studied molecular biology. Jackson moved to Philadelphia soon after graduation to work at the Drexel College of Medicine studying and researching renal and cardiovascular diseases. She currently works as an associate scientist at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals developing and testing novel CAR-T cancer therapies. In her free time, Jackson coaches a sixth-grade girls lacrosse team. She also works as a personal trainer where she works to establish exercise as a tool to improve mental and physical strength.