Maggie Morton Jackson '06
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
After Severn, Maggie attended the United States Naval Academy where she majored in Political Science and played on Navy’s first Division I women’s lacrosse team. She graduated and commissioned in 2010 and served for eight years as a Surface Warfare Officer, conducting multiple deployments in the Western Pacific from bases in Japan and San Diego. Her final duty station was Washington, D.C., where she worked on US-China affairs and operations and plans related to East Asia under the Chief of Naval Operations. After her time on active duty, she completed a Master’s degree at Georgetown University and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Tsinghua University in Beijing where she spent one year researching China’s renewable energy development. She was recently selected as a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi International Affairs Fellow and will work at the Institute of Energy Economics in Tokyo researching US and Japan strategic cooperation around energy security. She lives with her husband, Nicholas, who is a Naval Aviator. Maggie’s career follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, RADM Thomas H. Morton, who graduated from Severn in 1929 and also played lacrosse at USNA.