Jerell Blakeley is a native and resident of Trenton. He is a Student Career Counselor at SMLR and the organizer for the Healthy Schools Now coalition at the NJ Work Environment Council.
Previously he taught civics and history at his alma mater, Trenton Central High School-West, and served as an organizational development consultant with the New Jersey Education Association. Blakeley secured an academic scholarship to Howard University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Blakeley is also a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where he earned an Ed.M. in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education as an Eagleton Fellow of Politics and Government. He is presently pursuing a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the Mercer County Board of Social Services and was recently selected as a 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow. He is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha.