Christopher Jackson

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Born in Tampa, Florida, and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Christopher J. Jackson found his way back to Tampa in 2001. There, he attended the University of South Florida Honors College, engaged in many student activities and organizations, and graduated in 2006. After graduation, Christopher worked for Marriott as a front desk associate, service ambassador (concierge), and night auditor. Somehow, someway, he entered the non-profit hospital sector and developed a knowledge base in the elements of finance and accounting at Tampa General Hospital. Around June 2010, he received sage advice from his father about chasing dreams: Son, if you don’t take a shot, you’ll always regret it. With that, Christopher transitioned into teaching and worked with middle school ESE, SLD, EBD students. Between learning classroom management and breaking up fights, he prepared for the LSAT. Fortuitous events led him and his fiancé (now wife) to Jacksonville where Florida Coastal laid waiting in Fall 2012. During his time at Coastal, Christopher did not flunk out. He continued his strong involvement with student activities, non-profits, and community organizations as the Executive Student Director of the Pro Bono Office. Also, while in law school, he interned with various firms and agencies (both non-profit & for-profit), including the State Attorney’s Office. He returned to that office as a prosecutor in May 2016. His wife, Megan, is extraordinary, and so is his new son (born 6/30/17). Christopher has no regrets and is stoked to be a part of Yoga 4 Change. He believes it's an amazing organization that has the potential to change more than we will ever know.