Jacqueline Petty, Health Communications Specialist
Jacqueline Petty is a Health Communications Specialist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she translates highly complex scientific information into everyday language to help people all over the world to make informed decisions about their health.
Jacqueline is an accredited, award-winning leader with fourteen years of communications experience in the media, veterinary, food and beverage, and travel industries. She has been actively involved in various professional organizations, including the Public Relations Society of America-Georgia Chapter, where she chaired both the awards and conference committees and served on the board of directors. Jacqueline graduated from Allegheny College with a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Communication at Troy University.
Jacqueline has a sincere passion for helping youth overcome barriers to their success, and regularly volunteers with three youth-focused organizations to make a difference in their lives. She is an active member of New Covenant Christian Ministries, where she volunteers with the Kids in Covenant ministry providing spiritual training to support children in developing a personal relationship with God. Jacqueline also serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, and helps youth realize their full potential to succeed in life. Since 2008, Jacqueline has volunteered in various roles with The Enchanted Closet and supports the organization in increasing the self-awareness, self-esteem and self-sufficiency of girls.