Jacqueline Travis grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She obtained a B.A. in Organization Management and Communication from Concordia University—St. Paul. For more than twenty years, she has worked with people who face multiple barriers to employment, especially those with physical and mental disabilities. During her career Jacqueline has worked with youth and adults as a trainer, coach, program lead, and curriculum developer, spending many years working with clients who were managing the challenges of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She has also been a small business owner for fifteen years, and, for twelve years worked as an Art Director and Manager for an international sales organization. In March, 2019, Jacqueline agreed to serve as Avivo’s first Mobility Mentor, as the Avivo Institute of Career and Technical Education began a pilot program implementing EMPath’s Bridge to Self-sufficiency. In this role she serves as both a class trainer and Mobility Mentor. Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband Nate and their five children. She is a leader in her church Women’s group and for her children’s school fundraisers, and she enjoys coaching youth basketball and tennis. Jacqueline is a recent recipient of the “Breaking Barriers Award” from the National Women’s in Sports Day Foundation for her work with Promotion, Mentoring and Coaching of Women and Girls in sport.