Jackson received his B.A in Government from UT Austin in 2012. As an undergrad, he worked for the university's bicycle program, and saw it grow into what it is today. Jackson has worked for the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at UT Austin for the past 3 years, where he has focused on network modeling and traffic simulation. At CTR, he has been a part of numerous applications in the city of Austin, including she SH 45 SW study, the Mobility35 study, and the Drag Transit Relocation study. Jackson is focusing his graduate work on bike and transit mapping applications and data visualization.