Jackie Ludden Nardelli joined the Society in 2021 as the Science News Marketing Associate before being promoted to the Advancement Team as the Grants and Awards Manager. Jackie has spent her career in and around the hospitality industry, working with restaurants and charities on marketing, PR, event management and chef coordination with a customer service focus. Jackie is passionate about the DC Area and loved growing up on the Chesapeake Bay. She attended American University – go Eagles! – where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. She currently lives just outside the city in Prince George’s County Maryland with her husband and precocious daughter. In her free time she enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, laughter and a good fire pit.