Jackie Jester is the Senior Manager, Government Affairs at Relativity Space. In this role, Jackie leads Relativity’s Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C. and guides policy engagement with all branches and levels of government.
Prior to joining Relativity, Jackie served as a Policy Advisor at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where she advised the Associate Administrator for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs on legislative and policy matters. She also served as a Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, advising the Director on space policy issues and serving as co-chair of the Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation interagency working group.
Jackie also served as a professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Her portfolio included aviation operations and safety policy, with a focus on unmanned aircraft systems, as well as civil space policy, and she played a lead role in the drafting and negotiating of numerous pieces of legislation. She has also spent time in state government as the Chief Legislative Aide to a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Jackie is a graduate of Boston College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and minored in economics and international studies.