As Community Engagement Specialist at Washington Sea Grant, Jackson furthers community-based and regional-scale resilience efforts to address climate change, coastal hazards, and other environmental changes, with a focus on the rural Pacific coast of Washington State. He helps coordinate projects, plans, and collaborative activities to produce multiple benefits; connects local efforts to funds, technical support, and other resources; and shares lessons learned with project proponents and policy-makers.
Jackson is based in South Bend, Washington and sits on the Pacific County Marine Resources Committee. He has a background in landscape architecture (MLA, University of Washington, 2017) and architecture (BA, Clemson University, 2007), in addition to years assisting grassroots efforts in southeast Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
Jackson’s recent and ongoing work includes:
- The Northwest Climate Resilience Collaborative’s Tribal Coastal Resilience portfolio
- The Resilience Action Demonstration project
- The Washington Coastal Hazards Resilience Network
- The Willapa Bay – Grays Harbor Ecosystem-Based Management Collaborative
- Multiple local projects to support collaborative place-based climate change adaptation