Associate Director of Visitor Services
Dakota Jackson is the Associate Director of Visitor Services at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Her work focuses on creating empowering, educational, and inspiring experiences for all visitors on the Appalachian Trail. Dakota’s previous roles involved helping with interpretation, research, and collections management at historic sites and museums like the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard Peabody Museum. In 2015, she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and met her now husband on the top of Max Patch in North Carolina. After completing the Trail, Dakota became involved in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s NextGeneration Advisory Council in 2017, helping to bring young and diverse voices to the A.T. ecosystem. Dakota currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.