As one of 32 American students selected from a pool of over 2,500 applicants to receive a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship -- the first Rhodes Scholar in the history of the Newark Public Schools system -- Jordan recently completed a year of postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. He spent this year pursuing a Master's degree in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.
Jordan is currently serving as Chief of Staff to philanthropist Ray Chambers, supporting a range of impact initiatives that span the work of Wesray Social Investments LP, the MCJ Amelior Foundation, and Mr. Chambers' role as the WHO Ambassador for Global Strategy. At the conclusion of this role, Jordan will enroll at both Yale Law School and Harvard Business School for a unique JD/MBA dual degree between the two institutions. Ultimately, he intends to engage in work that most directly promotes equal opportunity, social mobility, and justice for all.
Jordan was the recipient of the 2018 PALCUS Promesa Leadership Award, which is given to a young Portuguese-American who has already achieved success in their field, and shows the promise of greatness in the future.
Watch our recent webinar with Jordan to learn more about his background and what he's doing today.