Jaycee Scanlon is the Communications Fellow at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI).
Scanlon graduated with bachelor’s degrees in communications and English from Salisbury University in 2020. She continued her education at the University of Delaware, where she obtained a Master of Arts in political science and international relations in May 2022. Scanlon possesses strong writing and communications skills, as well as prior internship experience at Scott Circle Communications, the City of Salisbury, and the Oxford Club. Her passion for communication stems from her love for storytelling, especially pertaining to climate change and climate-related issues.
During her graduate education, Scanlon combined these passions through her research on climate change, environmental politics, and climate-induced migration. She leveraged quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand how the framing of climate-induced migration in news media affects public immigration attitudes. In addition to her academic pursuits, Scanlon served as a teaching assistant—supporting courses like model United Nations and politics and the media—and a graduate assistant for the University of Delaware’s Public Diplomacy Programs. During her time in public diplomacy, she relied on her communications skills to advance academic programming, engage with topic experts for speaker events, plan U.S.-based study tours, and meet other logistical needs. Scanlon led the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Women’s Leadership program as the administrative director/program coordinator in the summer of 2022.