Jessie Redd is the Associate Director of the Safe Communities Institute (SCI), where she supervises the strategic directions and coordinates SCI’s certificate programs, conducts research, manages the institute’s digital presences, oversees the budget, and develops events and other programming and projects.
Prior to her appointment at USC, Ms. Redd worked for the Glendale University College of Law (GUCL) 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.
Ms. Redd earned a Master of Public Administration with honors from Florida International University (FIU) and holds a certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 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.
Outside of her work at USC, Ms. Redd is 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.”