Jordon Beckler

position: 
​Staff Scientist and Program Manager
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Education: 
B.S. EAS 2006
last name: 
Beckler
first name: 
Jordon
company: 
Mote Marine Laboratory, Ocean Technology Research Program
current location: 
Sarasota, Florida
What is your favorite part of your current position: 
​Being my own boss! The funnest part of the job is the rewarding feeling of knowing that people that are very well-respected in the field ​approve of your ideas (and then write you a check to do research). Also, I get to interact with smart people all the time, travel to cool areas, and always have something to think about The other cool thing is that I am doing more applied research here. Not a dis on fundamental, NSF-type research, but I do get a bit more of a feeling that I am positively impacting the community.
How did your EAS education prepare you for your current job?: 
​If you can succeed at Tech, you can succeed anywhere. I had a great mentor and even now, I find myself much more prepared for the real world than my peers. I strongly suggest doing undergraduate research as early as possible so you can determine if it is for you!​
What do you wish you had known as an EAS undergraduate in order to land the job of your dreams?: 
​If you decide to go into environmental consulting, learn about regulatory requirements.