About Jackie Burrell
A former education reporter, Jackie Burrell's articles about children, families, college and parenting appear regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area News Group's daily newspapers and in papers across the Media News chain. She covers family and parenting issues for the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune in the San Francisco Bay Area.
But journalistic background aside, Burrell got her parenting expertise the old-fashioned way: as a mother of four, ages 17-23. With two in college, one newly graduated and out in the working world, and another up to her eyeballs in college applications, parenting college-age and young adults is a 24/7 concern – and delight.