Jordan graduated in May 2013 from Georgetown where she majored in Culture and Politics in the School of Foreign Service. In the fall of 2013, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she lived for nine months while conducting research through the State Department’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She has also worked for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; interned at an Islamic advocacy organization; conducted research for Harvard’s Pluralism Project; served as the president of Georgetown’s student interfaith group; and interviewed President Obama as a youth reporter for the Indianapolis-based Y-Press.
Jordan grew up in Indianapolis and attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Her parents are Maggie, a parent educator, and Tom, the president of Young & Laramore advertising agency. Her younger brother, Nick, is a junior at Boston College where he is a Presidential Scholar, a math major, and varsity cross-country and track runner.
Her boyfriend, Chris Duffner, is a rising-second year law student at the Georgetown University Law Center. He currently works for the D.C. Public Defender Service where he represents parolees in parole revocation hearings. Passionate the injustice that often permeates the criminal justice system, Chris anticipates a law career which serves marginalized individuals. Chris and Jordan began dating during December of our senior year at Georgetown, having both found a home in the Catholic community. Initially connecting during theology class study sessions and conversations about our own spiritual journeys, they hope to pursue eventual graduate degrees in theology or divinity.
Jordan has published articles in TIME, America magazine, the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, Busted Halo, and the Indianapolis Star and is a frequent contributor to the lay Catholic magazine, Commonweal. Her efforts to improve Muslim-Christian relations have been featured on an interview with American Catholic Radio and the Georgetown University website. She has presented about her journey into Islam and back into Catholicism at the 2012 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and at multiple church venues in Indianapolis.