Devon Jackson was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He grew up as an only child but has a large extended family. He attended King/Drew medical magnet high school where he got his first opportunity to shadow in a hospital. This experience and words of encouragement from his former pastor who had Parkinson's disease motivated him to pursue medicine. He went on to attend Stanford University. After graduating from there, he got licensed in phlebotomy and worked in clinical research. He then went on to attend Howard University College of Medicine. After obtaining his MD, he spent one year training in general surgery at Howard University Hospital. He then moved to Boston to work for three years in the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center. There, he had the opportunity to interact with the neuropathologist on several occasions and realized he wanted a career in pathology. He returned to Howard University Hospital for pathology residency where he is now completing his final year. Following residency, he will complete neuropathology and forensic pathology fellowships. Besides medicine, Devon enjoys music, singing, movies, road trips, and spending time with family and friends.