Jackson Walling is a Graduate Research Fellow at NAADSN. He graduated from Laurentian University in 2020, where he was awarded the Gord Dickie Political Science award, earning his Honors Bachelor of Arts specializing in Political Science. During his time at Laurentian, Jackson was a member of the Laurentian Model Parliament Association, and represented Laurentian University at the first annual Ontario Post-Secondary Model Parliament. Currently, he is an MSc candidate studying International Relations at the University of Glasgow. His dissertation is focused on the public opinion surrounding Canadian Arctic security, foreign policy orientations regular people emulate when it pertains to the Canadian Arctic Security, and ultimately how people shape their foreign policy beliefs. Jackson’s research interests include Canadian Arctic security, foreign policy, defense, public opinion and survey research. During the summer he works as a Provincial Offences Officer for the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Aside from his academic pursuits, Jackson is passionate about skiing, golfing, basketball, and travelling.