Marcie Jackson joined the Nevada System of Higher Education Special Sponsored Programs Office in December 2011. She is responsible for the budget, finance, and cradle-to-grave grants management of two of Nevada’s Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) awards, totaling $22 million in federal dollars and $4 million in state dollars.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: I enjoy seeing how all of the different parts of the project come together. Many of the team members just see what is happening within their own component, but I get to interact with all aspects of the project. It is amazing how much is going on statewide.
Q: What is the best part of living in Southern Nevada?
A: The weather! I grew up in a snowy area, so I really love being able to just wear a light jacket in the winter and not scrapping ice off of windows. I don’t mind the heat in the summer.
Q: What impact has working in the EPSCoR office had on you personally?
A: I have met some really wonderful people in Nevada and across the country. Being able to interact with such diversity of individuals helps me look at things more broadly.
Q: Is there any special place you want to visit before you die?
A: I want to go everywhere. All of my travels so far have been to close countries. I want to see Asia, Europe, Australia…the list goes on and on. Except you can keep the Antarctic–see question two above.