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Born in Sitka, and raised in Soldotna, Jackson is a lifelong Alaskan. Jackson grew up recreating across Alaska and has a deep passion for the state, the Arctic, and ensuring the resources are protected.  A recent honors graduate of Soldotna High School, Jackson was named a Coca-Cola Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholarship is the premier national scholarships for seniors who have shown a passion for leadership and public service.

Jackson attends Boise State University. At Boise State he serves as the Government Relations Officer, lobbying on behalf of over 24,000 students. 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 to focus on natural resource and constitutional law. Ultimately, Jackson hopes to return to Alaska to work within the legal and public policy sectors for the betterment of the state and the Arctic region.

Jackson was appointed in 2015 by Alaska Governor Bill Walker to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and has interned for the City of Soldotna, the State of Alaska Court System, and Senator Peter Micciche in the Alaska State Legislature. He was appointed to the United States Senate Page program by Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Fall of 2015 and worked in that capacity on the floor of the U.S. Senate for 5 months in 2015. Jackson also served on the successful 2016 reelection campaign of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski as the campaign’s Kenai Peninsula Office Operations Manager. Most recently, Jackson completed an internship in Senator Murkowski’s Washington, D.C. office where he worked alongside the Senator, her legislative staff, and the energy policy staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee. Jackson will be completing a Summer Honors Program Policy Course with the American Enterprise Institute this summer in Washington, D.C.