Please give a warm welcome to Jackie, our newest paid media team member! She joins us from across the Columbia in Vancouver, and is bringing her research and paid media skills (in addition to her pool sharking abilities!). We’re so happy to have you on the team, Jackie!

Where did you go to school?  

University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI.

What did you major in?

I double majored in Communication Studies and Research Psychology

Where are you from?

From a small town in Connecticut. So small, our Connecticut coworker had never heard of it! Harwinton, CT.

Favorite PDX spot?

I currently live outside the city, so I’ve still got plenty of exploring to do. I love to play pool, so, at the moment, it’s Uptown Billiards for fun, and Tapalaya for food. I’m passionate about eating food, so hole in the wall gem restaurant recommendations are encouraged.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My favorite form of exercise, relaxation, and self-care is yoga. I discovered the practice in college when I took a “Yoga for Brass Instrumentalists” class. Do I play a brass instrument? No. But if you want to take a class with some serious deep breathing involved, highly recommended.

Apart from that, I love to cook, play pool, go for hikes that do not involve serious heights, study spiritualities, and pretend my roommate’s dog is mine so I have an excuse to hang out at the dog park.

Favorite podcast (or media organization if you don’t have a show in particular)?

I like to start off my day with NPR’s Up First; short and sweet. I also quite enjoy The Moth. I’m currently listening Scene on the Radio: Seeing White, which explores the construction of whiteness, and The Dropout, which is just crazy.

Bucket list item(s).

    • Swim in the Adriatic Sea
    • Own property for a garden, to foster dogs, and to raise goats, chickens and bees
    • Publish a poetry book
  • Change the world (or my community, depending how you look at it) in a measurable sense

What’s your passion project?

Can I say my self for this? Empowering/actualizing the self is my forever passion project. 

Why did you pick Mad Fish?

What initially reeled me in was Mad Fish’ status as a B Corp. It is important that I work to nourish and sustain others and the community around me in my work, or what’s the point? To be the best in the world is one thing, to be the best for the world is entirely different and entirely more substantial.

Favorite genre of music to work to/link to your favorite Spotify playlist to listen to at work?

Right now I am just, like, really into Kacey Musgraves. Generally, I’m all over the place; you might look over and catch me lightly head banging to anything from Celine Dion, to old KRS-One, to Enya, and beyond. It depends what task I am doing what I am able to listen to. Sometimes simply the sounds of coworkers co-working is nice!

Fun fact about yourself. 

In college, I worked at a Feminist Social Neuroendocrinology Lab. The primary study I was involved in was a longitudinal study on health outcomes of women with HIV, and how (or how not) certain behaviors can offset the onset of AIDS or infection. The study is still running!

We also studied how gendered behavior modulates hormone function, performed qualitative and quantitative analyses on how public policy application varies across marginalized and non-marginalized gender expressions (and across different groups of individuals therein), how different types of human bonds stimulate or suppress hormone release, and more cool psychosocial hormone stuff!

If you have a pet, send us a picture of you with it! Or of it! ☺

This is Mýa (left, named after the late ‘90s early ‘00s R&B wonder), and she arguably loves head rubs as much as I do. On the right is Annie, the Clark family dog. She helps my mom train service dogs! 

Small dog sleeping under blanket   Person holding large fluffy dog

What do you add to the team outside of work?

I bring a willingness to join anyone at work for a walk, a snack run, or an after work happy hour. I also bring a general sense of wonder to most things, in and out of work – I ask a lot of questions.