Jackie Trischman

(858) 550-0306

Jackie teaches Chemistry at California State University San Marcos, where she has helped to build the department since 1995. Jackie studied under William Fenical and has a PhD in Marine Natural Products Chemistry from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her favorite part of her job is mentoring students in her research lab and serving as the director of the new EngiBeering Program at CSUSM.

Jackie has been an active member of the San Diego Local Section for over 20 years. She served as Secretary 2002-2005, Chair in 2006, and has run the electronic election every year since then. Jackie is currently a Member-at-Large on the Board. She has also been active in the ACS Western Regional Meeting Board as Secretary from 2005-2016, and as Poster Chair for the 2007 meeting.

Committed to outreach to girls in chemistry, Jackie is currently working on coordinating national Girl Scout Badges with National ACS and the National Girl Scouts organization. This is a natural growth from her work in setting up the Scout Badge experiences at ChemExpo each Fall since 2006. This work involves coordination of over 100 volunteers through her “Chemistry in the Community” class at Cal State San Marcos and coordination with the local Girl Scout and Boy Scout Councils.

Along the same lines, Jackie has been active in setting up a North County mentoring program for women in chemistry, and plans to build on this nascent program in the future. Jackie is a Hokie at heart, with a BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech. Her first job involved making Kevlar and Teflon at DuPont, and she has since taught Organic Chemistry at both Tulane and UCSD before moving to CSUSM.