Co-Founder, Basilica Bio; Microbiology Student at UW

Jordan Jackson

Co-Founder, Basilica Bio; Microbiology Student at UW

Passion, Expertise and Contribution

Support the development of curriculum pathways for indigenous science.

Help recruit and mentor indigneous youth in joining the Sustainability Ambassadors Youth Leadership Development Program.

Design formal and informal pathways for native youth to share cultural knowledge.

Coach Interns working on stormwater science and solutions at multiple scales: home, school, city, and watershed.

Identify site-specific projects to format and post as cases studies on

Coach students on using the Neighborhood Inventory Protocol to develop well-informed recommendations for city planners on walkable neighborhoods, transportation improvements, community solar, micro grids, micro wastewater treatment, Ecodistrict principles, green stormwater infrastructure.

Co-facilitate with other Coaches an annual Intergenerational Symposium on Engineering Design Challenges for Sustainable Cities in partnership with the American Public Works Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Participate in one or more PBL Curriculum Design Labs to support both teachers and students in applied problem solving.

Develop hands-on intergenerational community farming and green infrastructure programming for families.

Support Green Job profiles and diversity workforce development strategies.

Design ways to integrate SA Impact Storytelling into personal and professional communications channels and platforms.

Support Ambassadors in building positive scenarios for the year 2050 through the Summer Series of 2050 WORKOUTS.

Attend the annual 2050 Update (August) and help promote it as widely as possible.

About Jordan

Jordan is a fourth-year microbiology student at the University of Washington. Ever since he began his education at UW he has looked for the ways in which he could make the most tangible action in BIPOC communities in the Greater Seattle Area. He served on the board of the University of Washington’s Black Student Union as the Vice President of Community Affairs where he founded a winter supply drive for underserved community members of Seattle. He has worked as a volunteer mentor and tutor for students of all ages in the Capitol Hill and Rainier Beach neighborhoods of Seattle, and now serves as the Co-Founder of Basilica Bio.

As a Black man and student researcher in the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Jordan has seen the lack of representation in research, and in academia as a whole. This lack of representation combined with the inaccessible language and resource distribution in the sciences led Jordan to work with his Co-Founder, Terrell, to create an organization, Basilica Bio, which works to make science accessible and impactful for everyone.