Jessie Redd is the Interim Director of the Safe Communities Institute (SCI), where she supervises the strategic direction of the institute 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.
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. 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.
She is passionate about helping bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community and serves as the institute’s liaison to community partners.
Outside of her work at USC, Ms. Redd is on the board of the Women in Homeland Security – SoCal chapter and a member of 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.”