Ontario born and raised, Jordan left for the coastal province of Nova Scotia to follow the sea in 2010. She has had a passion and curiosity for the ocean since she was a young girl. When it came time to pick what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answer came easily – a marine biologist! With that career path in mind, she attended Dalhousie University, achieving a BSc Co-op degree with Combined Honours in Marine Biology and Environment Sustainability and Society (ESS). This co-op program allowed her to gain valuable work experience and skills in laboratory and field settings. Meanwhile, the ESS portion of her degree allowed her to gain interdisciplinary insights in ocean sustainability topics. Having been an interdisciplinary learner since high school (thanks Global Perspectives program!) she craved more social sciences within her educational repertoire. This led her to achieving a Master’s of Marine Management degree within the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. This program focused on marine issues such as fisheries management, conservation, coastal zone management and transportation with an interdisciplinary lens. Through this program she focused my studies on fisheries management and wrote a graduate research project assessing the herring fishery in the Bay of Fundy.
With SURGE, Jordan is responsible for organizing events, communications, and management of the sandbox.