About

Jaime Jacobsen_Finding Traction-9618-cropJaime L. Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Communication and the Director of the Center for Science Communication at Colorado State University. She is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has over a decade of experience collaborating with diverse communities across the globe to craft and share compelling social justice, human rights, and scientific stories. Most recently, Jaime was awarded a $500,000 grant to co-produce and direct The Last Artifact (2020), a feature-length documentary about the global race to redefine the kilogram. To date, the film has won six Emmys, five international film festival awards, aired on BBC Two and the World Channel, and has been adapted for use by educators across the world. Her previous film, Finding Traction (2015) was featured on Netflix and is now available on Amazon Prime. Currently, she is working on a new co-created, interactive online documentary, La Venezuela de mi corazón, in order to share the immigration experiences of Venezuelan immigrants and asylum seekers in the Rocky Mountain West. Jaime has worked in a variety of cross-cultural contexts across the globe, including leading Documentary and Photography expeditions for National Geographic Student Expeditions in Australia and Tanzania, producing films for Engineers Without Borders in Kenya and Pathfinder International in Mozambique, teaching documentary filmmaking at Notre Dame University-Louaize in Lebanon, and completing a professional fellowship with Rotary International in Brazil. Jaime has a Master of Fine Arts in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and two young children.

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