Jackson Sweder
Year: 2
Hometown: Beaverlodge, Alberta
High School: Beaverlodge Regional High School
Major: Biology

Jackson is from Beaverlodge, Alberta, and is a fourth year Bachelor of Science student with a Biology major and a minor in Environmental Science.  He hopes to pursue graduate studies in Paleontology and Geology. This is so he can one day work in a museum research laboratory to study the fossils of dinosaurs and other extinct organisms and understand the geology of the rock they are found in. This will also be his second year on the Vikings Nordic Team. His goal for this year is to improve on his very new skills in skiing and to make it to a few ski races this year including the world famous Birkebeiner.

When he is not on the ski trails, you will usually find him running somewhere, spending time with friends, playing video games and enjoying nature. Lately you might also find him hiking back trails, fording rivers and climbing mountains to explore geological features and searching for fossils of all types. On a quiet day you might also find him playing a friendly bowling game or reading one of William Stuart Long’s “The Australians” book series. His favorite movie is the original Lion King and his favorite food is stir fry. One of his favorite quotes is “Run often. Run long. But never outrun your love of running.” - Julie Isphording