Jackson Thein ’18 is a native Oregonian and graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry & molecular biology. While at Lewis & Clark, Jackson was involved with the pre-health professions club, served on the Student Academic Affairs Board, and was a member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows. Jackson also completed his senior honors thesis in the developmental biology laboratory of Professor Greg Hermann.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Jackson pursued a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He focused his program in epidemiology, biostatistics, and bioethics. His dissertation project was a One Health epidemiological analysis of antimicrobial resistance in humans and livestock. Currently, Jackson serves as a legislative staffer in the office of Senator Jeff Merkley, where he supports the Senator’s health, education, LGBTQ+, and nutrition policy work.