Deja Jackson

I’m Deja Jackson, an iOS software engineer. I have been making iOS apps since middle school. I also have a deep interest in politics and public policy with a specific focus on public health policy. I am constantly seeking opportunities to combine these two interests.


An iOS app I wrote in SwiftUI for an undergraduate research project.

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GOVT 275 Legislative Effectiveness Project

An interactive map I created for my GOVT 275 final project on town halls and the legislative effectiveness of members of Congress.

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Lafayette Digital Repository Metadata Dictionary & Creation Guidelines

A site I made based on a PDF of metadata guidelines for the Lafayette Digital Repository.

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This was a system I developed with my team while taking Software Engineering (CS 205). I was responsible for writing the system's SQL queries.

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An object recognition app I developed with two classmates for the defhacks hackathon.

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ResearchKit Fork

A custom version of Apple's ResearchKit framework I built for Peer2Power. It strips down ResearchKit to only use its surveys.

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A collection of presentations I have given and other publications I have been involved in the creation of.

Presentation - Peer2Power Overview

An overview of the Peer2Power app and the study it was built for.

July 2023

Report - Student Government Budget Audit Report

A report I worked on as a member of the Lafayette Data Community. We were tasked by Student Government to audit their budget for the 2022 - 2023 academic year.

May 2023

Blog Post - From Policy to Product: Enabling One Health Through Technology

A blog post on One Health that the findings from my research project contributed to.

September 2022

Presentation - Mandatory Nurse-to-Patient Ratios GOVT 275 Experimental Design Overview

A presentation of my proposal for a randomized control trial to evaluate the efficacy of mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios.

March 2022

Presentation - AIAN Pandemic Response GOVT 101 Policy Proposal

A presentation created for my GOVT 101 final project that details a proposal for a pandemic response specifically for reservations.

May 2021


Research Assistant

Analyzed survey data collected from field research using Stata. Made corrections to collected data based on feedback from the QC team. Conducted research to assess whether an NGO’s problem statement was relevant to their initiative.

July 2023 - October 2023

Tech Lead and Lab Manager

Led the tech team of the Gov Lab research group to develop an app that could facilitate a study in line with our experimental design. I wrote an iOS app in SwiftUI while another student wrote a web version of the app. The app shipped on the App Store.

June 2021 - May 2023

Strategy Intern

Assisted with an internal research project on One Health, a public health approach that values the intersection between human, animal, and environmental health.

June 2022 - July 2022

InnovationX Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Intern

Conceptualized a tech sprint to bring together private and government stakeholders to modernize health IT on reservations. Worked on a research project on Long COVID to increase internal knowledge in line with an executive order requiring federal agencies to improve customer experiences.

September 2021 - May 2022

Student Worker

Wrote alt-text to images in the library’s digital collection, wrote captions to oral history videos, and wrote software to accelerate workflow.

February 2020 - May 2022

Social Issues Policy Shop intern

Wrote an op-ed on Hunter v. U.S. Department of Education, a case involving LGBTQ discrimination by religious schools. Gave a presentation on a policy proposal to improve public K-12 education.

May 2021 - September 2021

Digital Platform Manager

Managed the Scalar book the content of the archives were to go in. Oversaw the overall design of the website meant to host the archive.

May 2021 - September 2021

Political Canvasser

July 2019 - August 2019


The Bush School

High School

September 2015 - June 2019

Lafayette College

Bachelor of Arts
Government and Law

August 2019 - May 2023
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