M Jackson

Dr. M Jackson is a geographer, glaciologist, National Geographic Society Explorer, TED Fellow, three-time U.S. Fulbright Scholar, public speaker, and author. Jackson’s 2019 book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, explores the complex impacts of glacier change for communities along the southeastern coast of Iceland. Her 2015 book, 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. Jackson earned a doctorate from the University of Oregon in geography and glaciology, a Master of Science in environmental science from the University of Montana, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. Jackson has worked for over a decade across the Arctic chronicling climate change and communities, guiding backcountry trips, and exploring glacial systems. Jackson currently serves as an Expert for National Geographic, lecturing and traveling to many of the planet’s coldest and remotest places. Jackson is at work on her first novel and lives outside of Eugene, Oregon. Learn more at www.drmjackson.com.