Mia Jackson

University College London Postgraduate Award - Urban Studies

Mia graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics. During her undergraduate, she developed a deep interest in the intersection of data and technology with health and educational equity. At Yale, she was a teaching assistant for SheCode which introduces middle and high school girls to computer science. She also tutored formerly incarcerated individuals through Columbia University’s Justice Through Code program. Her passion for maternal health led her to develop a prototype for a maternal health mobile app which won second place at a healthcare hackathon at Yale. At UCL, she will be studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Using a range of data tools, Mia will examine how urban systems inform health and educational outcomes in areas with high poverty in London. After the Fulbright, she hopes to continue using urban design methodologies to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Mia is looking forward to embracing the British tea culture as well as exploring the art and architecture that London has to offer.