Dr. M Jackson

Geographer and glaciologist, Dr. M Jackson has worked for over a decade in the Arctic chronicling climate change and communities, guiding backcountry trips and exploring glacial systems.

Dr. M Jackson
“The work I do is not just another explanation of what we’re losing, rather it's an exploration of what we may yet find.”
― Dr. M Jackson

Secret Lives of Glaciers

November 10, 2021 at 7:30pm
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Dr. M Jackson is a geographer, glaciologist, TED Fellow, and National Geographic Society Explorer. M earned a doctorate from the University of Oregon where she examined how climate change transformed people and glacier communities in Iceland. M is the recipient of many grants and awards, including three U.S. Fulbright grants and a U.S. Fulbright Ambassadorship. M currently serves as an Arctic Expert for the National Geographic Society, holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Montana, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. She’s worked for over a decade in the Arctic chronicling climate change and communities, guiding backcountry trips and exploring glacial systems.

Her 2015 memoir While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. Her 2019 book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, explores the profound impacts of glacier change on the human and physical geography of Iceland. She is currently at work on her first novel. M travels extensively giving public talks and lectures on climate change and women in science.

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