Jackie Olson

Position title: Green Allies, Green Greeks, Green Office

Email: jolson38@wisc.edu

Jackie Olson is a senior majoring in Landscape & Urban Studies/Environmental Studies. She hopes to incorporate her knowledge of sustainability into her future designs, as well as pursue a degree in Environmental Law. Jackie began her internship for the Office of Sustainability in the summer of 2018 as part of the Waste and Recycling Team, which provided education, tools, and resources to help campus groups improve their recycling and composting efforts. She recently received the Michael Thornton and Nora Medina Social Innovation Award—a special honor made possible by a generous endowment fund for Wisconsin Idea Fellowship  projects that support ethnically diverse communities with affordable housing or issues to help close the academic resource gap—for her project Engaging Young Students Through Garden-Based Education. Besides learning new ways to be more sustainable, Jackie enjoys listening to music, learning to play the guitar, and watching the sunset at the terrace. Jackie can’t wait to see her efforts in the office come to light all around campus and is very excited for the future of sustainability at UW-Madison.