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Tessa Jackson, International Special Projects Coordinator

What will you be doing in your new position? What is your “title ”? When did you start?

I am the International Special Projects Coordinator and I started on December 7, 2011. Among other tasks, I will be working with the Community Education and International Departments to improve the information and resources available to students wishing to study or work in another country and to students looking to come to Selkirk from abroad.

Do you have a family?

My wonderful fiancé Curtis and I got engaged last summer and are planning a Kootenay wedding for next August.

What were you doing, career wise, before you accepted this position?

I previously worked for the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative as their Membership Drive and Events Coordinator. In this position I developed and refined promotional materials including displays, pamphlets, and an updated website for the Cooperative and worked to increase awareness of the organization throughout the Kootenays.

What is your educational background?

I completed a Masters of International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman School of International Affairs in December 2010 and hold a Bachelor of Arts with a joint major in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia.

What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?

I love to snowboard and backcountry ski in deep powder snow in the winter as often as I can. In the summer I love to hike in the mountains, ride my road bike and go camping with friends. I love to travel and have lived and worked in several countries in Europe and Asia. I am always looking forward to my next adventure.

Are you involved in any community events or organizations?

I sit on the board of directors for the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative, am on the Columbia Basin Trust’s Youth AdvisoryCommittee, volunteer with the Pura Vida Foundation and the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.