Watching both of her parents live 'avocation as vocation', Jacqueline attended Sarah Lawrence College where she pursued studies in Studio Art and Poetry. This path was formed because of how the artist learns, remembering that she's "...always done both" as part of her process of creating. During her time at college, she was able to spend a year in Paris studying and painting. She recalls this time of drawing, thinking and looking and remembering how it "...nourished my process". After graduating in 1984, she took a job as a graphic designer - a very tactile job at the time. Shortly after, she met her husband who had recently graduated from the music program at Yale and they moved to the South.