New Media Production Intern, Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson will be taking over for Zach Williams (MALS ’13) as next year’s new Media Production Intern in the Graduate Studies Office. Jackson is currently starting her third (and final) year at The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) as a part-time student studying towards a Master of Public Health (MPH).
Since attending TDI, Jackson has also been very involved in the Graduate Student Council, first serving as a departmental representative for her program, and this past year as one of the social chairs along with Gilbert Rahme. She was recently elected to be president of next year’s GSC, and in her new role is very interested in emphasizing collaboration with other grad councils and undergrads. “We worked hard this past year to start reaching out more to Tuck and Geisel, and I’d like to see next year’s council build upon those interactions, but also reach out to the undergraduate Student Assembly as well. We can accomplish so much more by working together!”
Prior to attending Dartmouth, Jackson graduated from Penn State in 2007 where she earned a BA in English. Something that drew her to the Media Production Intern position was its emphasis on writing for the Graduate Forum. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had the pleasure of doing fun, non-academic writing, so I’m looking forward to meeting and interviewing new people and sharing their stories with the broader Dartmouth community.” A self-proclaimed Facebook addict, she is also looking forward to working with social media to help promote the many graduate events and activities going on throughout the year.
Keep an eye out for Jackson this summer cruising Hanover on her baby blue beach cruiser and brushing up on her photography skills. Do not be afraid to stop her for a quick chat! “Something I’d like to start doing is a sort of ‘on the street’ interview approach. When I see a grad student out and about, I might pull you aside and see what you’re up to. Who knows, these off-the-cuff interviews could turn into feature stories. I also think they could offer an opportunity for a better understanding of the current goings-on around the town and on campus—sort of a glimpse into the life of your everyday graduate student.”
If you have any recommendations for stories or would like to discuss issues related to the various GSC initiatives, please reach out by emailing her at Lisa.M.Jackson.GR@dartmouth.edu. “I’m always interested in meeting new people and learning about others’ research and interests here in the Upper Valley!”
by Henry Paige