Jackie Sojico

Jackie was a former Platte Basin Timelapse story contributor. She reports on history and culture for NET Radio's Humanities Desk. She grew up in Georgia and eventually wandered her way west to the Great Plains. Jackie graduated from Oberlin College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2009, and then traveled the US for a year as a facilitator on the StoryCorps Mobile Tour where she honed her curiosity and love of talking to strangers. She never leaves home without a microphone and headphones.

Jackie's Work

Because groundwater is so important, water quality scientists spend a lot of time studying how contaminants can get into the aquifer, deep underground. Dan Snow says growing up, he wasn’t planning on being a scientist.

Renee Sans Souci grew up in Lincoln, hearing stories of sweat lodges, sun dances, and vision quests from her parents and grandparents. But she never got to see any of her family’s Omaha traditions as a kid.