Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Jordan fell in love with the ocean while on family vacations to Sanibel Island, Florida. Jordan completed her dive instructor training in the chilly Ohio quarries while attending Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where she is working towards her B.S. in Environmental Science and Marine Science. She will she spending the upcoming fall semester receiving part of her degree studying at the Duke University Marine Lab in North Carolina. After graduating she plans to pursue a masters degree in marine mammal science. Jordan was an ActionQuest shipmate for 5 years, and, after a summer hiatus which she spent in the Fiji Islands as part of a shark tagging and researching team, she is returning to ActionQuest as a staff member. She can’t wait to facilitate the experience she had as a student to future students. Some of Jordan’s land-based hobbies include hiking, baking/cooking, petting every dog in sight, and anything coffee.