Introducing me, Owen Jackson

Greetings all. My name is Owen Jackson; I am a 17 year old British-American living in Tallahassee, Florida. I enjoy hiking, logic puzzles, woodcarving, traveling, thinking, drawing, braiding, problem solving, beekeeping and grammar.

This is one of the better pictures I have taken, of one of my honeybees on a blood orange blossom.

I am also an information sponge, so I love learning everything about anything or anyone. After being introduced to FSU’s Costal and Marine Laboratory by my middle school science teacher, I have been volunteering (and as of this summer, working!) at the FSUCML. I have worked on a variety of projects, from entering data for grad students, to helping doctorate students with field seasons, to being on international research teams, I have spent my summers and breaks volunteering at the marine lab. As of this summer, I began working a full time paid position as a research technician.

Leica Picture

This is a picture of some of the benthic meiofauna we study in my research group at the marine lab.

On my Gap year, I am planning on diving into largescale conservation projects to get hands on experience and see all the sides to that kind of work. To get the most of my travels, I am also keeping an eye out for intercultural experiences to widen my views. So far, my specific plans include two conservation programs in Costa Rica, and one conservation program in Andorra. In addition to conservation, I am interested in furthering some of my hobbies, specifically woodcarving and blacksmithing, so I am looking into some folk schools that teach these skill on a professional level. During my Gap year, I am expecting to get a better idea of what field I want to professionally pursue, a more worldly view, a rearranged set of priorities in life, and a better mental state going into freshman year.

Until next time!

4 thoughts on “Introducing me, Owen Jackson

  1. My jaw dropped when I read that you had so many passions, all of which are so unique and uncommon. I love that you pursue what feels right to your soul and not just what is trending. I am fascinated that you have also donated your summers in the name of science since middle school. That is an honorable way to spend your time. If that doesn’t show commitment, I don’t know what would. Best of luck to you, my friend, and I hope all of your research goes well this year!!!

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  2. I can’t believe how many hobbies you have! I think that it is great to fill your life with things you are passionate about. I hope your gap year is everything you want it to be.

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