Whitney Jackson is representing the City of Ridgeland in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition this week in Hattiesburg.

Jackson is a native Mississippian born and raised in Madison County.

She is the daughter of Wesley and Cathey Jackson and has an older brother, Wesley.

The family resides in Ridgeland. Jackson is a graduate of Madison Central High School and Hinds Community College.

She currently attends the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg majoring in Business Entreneurship.