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JACKSON BLACKWELL

 

RESEARCH COORDINATOR at
KALLANDER & ASSOCIATES
EVENT COORDINATOR at
THE ARCTIC ENCOUNTER SYMPOSIUM

 

Born in Sitka, and raised in Soldotna, Jackson is a lifelong Alaskan. Jackson grew up recreating across Alaska. He feels a deep passion for Alaska, the Artic and ensuring the resources are protected.

A recent honors graduate of Soldotna High School, Jackson was recently named a Coca-Cola Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholarship is one of the premier national scholarships for seniors who have shown a passion for leadership and public service.

Jackson attends Boise State University. He is a member of the Honors College and is pursuing a double-major in Political Science and Economics. He plans on attending Law School and focusing in natural resource and constitutional law. Ultimately, he hopes to return to Alaska and be involved in public policy that affects Alaska and the Arctic.

Although Jackson just graduated high school, he has had exposure to local, state, and national politics. Jackson was appointed by Alaska Governor Bill Walker to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and has interned for the City of Soldotna, as well as for Senator Peter Micciche in Juneau. He was appointed a United States Senate Page by Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Fall of 2015. Jackson served as the Kenai Peninsula Office Operations Manager on her successful reelection campaign in 2016. Most recently, Jackson completed an internship in her Washington, D.C. office, with time spent in her personal office and the Energy and Natural Resource Committee.

Jackson is excited to work with Team Arctic Encounter. He hopes to travel throughout the Arctic region and aid in organizing successful conferences.