M Jackson

Educator, Geographer

Geographer, glaciologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and TED Fellow M Jackson studies and writes about glaciers, people, and climate change. M earned a doctorate from the University of Oregon in geography and glaciology, where she examined how climate change transformed people and ice communities in Iceland. M is a three-time U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a U.S. Fulbright Ambassador, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. M holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Montana, where she focused on climate change and Alaskan glaciers. M’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. She has worked for more than ten years across the Arctic guiding backcountry trips and exploring glacial systems. M has served as an Expert for National Geographic’s student and adult expeditions in Alaska, Iceland, and Antarctica.