The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) has announced that Jessie Redd is now serving as the Institute’s Interim Director.
Redd joined SCI three years ago and her experience in managing the institute’s education, research and community engagement initiatives is matched with her innovative ideas for growing SCI’s impact.
The institute’s programs and public forums continue to attract potential students, research partners, and philanthropic interest, and Redd will ensure these vital programs continue to advance scholarship and best practices in public safety. In her new role, she will supervise the strategic directions and coordinate SCI’s certificate programs, conduct research, manage the institute’s digital presences, oversee the budget, and develop events and other programming and projects.
Redd previously worked for the Glendale University College of Law as an admissions counselor, recruiting prospective law students and supporting their goals. Before that, she interned for Senator Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill and in his Miami field office, working directly with the senator’s foreign policy team and supporting the Electrify Africa Act of 2015.
Redd earned her BA from the University of Southern California, and she later earned her Master’s of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. While at FIU, she was selected to participate in the Policy Solutions Challenge USA, a national competition among teams of students from U.S. schools of public policy, public affairs and public administration to develop innovative solutions to the most important policy problems. She received a BA in Sociology with a minor in Forensics and Criminality from USC in 2013. She is also Community Emergency Response Team certified.
Redd is also an active member of Women in Homeland Security – SoCal chapter and the Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Society for Public Administration. She is also a mentor in the USC Black Alumni Association’s “Legacy through Leadership Mentoring Program.”