Jackson is an atmospheric researcher by training with works in wildland-atmosphere interactions and cloud-microphysics. His areas of interest within these research topics include backcountry field study, numerical analysis as it relates to in-cloud processes, and advocacy for higher education. This work has led him to build backcountry weather stations for fire weather observation, participate in aircraft based microphysics research campaigns, and work as an on-call responder to large-scale wildfire incidents. In addition to his research, He is currently an undergraduate at San Jose State University, concentrating in Meteorology (B.s).
A New England native, he has extensive experience in backcountry travel and outdoor education in all four seasons. Jackson earned his Eagle Scout in 2013 from the Boston Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts of America. While this process instills a deep sense of commitment to the outdoors and fellow man, his care for these morals was present prior to this achievement. He currently volunteers as a nordic ski patroller with Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol and participates in search and rescues with CalOES. He is an avid climber with over a decade of combined experience as a guide, retail professional, and indoor instructor. He loves the outdoors and documents the places he goes with the camera he’s usually carrying.