Harvey School News
We were thrilled to welcome Bruce Jackson, associate general counsel at Microsoft and managing director for strategic partnerships out of the office of the president at Microsoft, to Harvey Feb. 15. Speaking with Upper School students at Morning Meeting in a fireside chat style moderated by Upper School Dean of Students Ricky Forde, Mr. Jackson spoke about his life experiences, overcoming adversity, and the importance of equity in this country.
After his presentation, students came up to speak one-on-one to Mr. Jackson and ask questions.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Jackson studied law at Georgetown University and spent a decade working in entertainment law with some of the top music talent in the country. Now at Microsoft, Mr. Jackson has received Microsoft's diversity award, participated in its law and corporate affairs' diversity efforts, helped launch Microsoft's Elevate American Veterans Initiative, and worked to develop its diverse recruitment pipeline.
Mr. Jackson also wrote his first book, "Never Far From Home," published by Simon & Schuster. It chronicles his journey from Brooklyn to hip-hop, Microsoft, and the law.
Many thanks to the Boothe family, current Harvey parents of two ninth graders, for arranging this wonderful opportunity for Mr. Jackson to visit our campus.
Mr. Jackson with Mr. Forde, the Boothe family, and Harvey students