- Secondary Mathematics Education
- Spanish Minor, Counseling Minor, Professional Distinction Certificate
- Graduation year:
- New Albany, IN
- Playing guitar and piano, writing songs, playing with my dogs
Q&A with Jordan
How has INSPIRE or the School of Education helped you grow as a future teacher?
Both INSPIRE and the School of Education have provided me with resources and experience to help me develop my personal perspective on myself and the role I play in society. This has helped me look at education and teaching through a clearer and more empathetic lens.
What has been your favorite experience as a member of the INSPIRE LLC so far?
My favorite experience in INSPIRE has been the times I get to learn and see events from different views. Everyone on this floor comes from a different background, and we all act and react in different ways. Learning and understanding these perspectives has provided me with a more well-rounded outlook going into situations.
What influenced your decision to become a Peer Mentor?
Coming into college, I felt anxious because it was a giant transition. The transition was very difficult for me. My peer mentors checked in on me and helped me through it. After this experience, I wanted to be able to help incoming freshmen settle in and adjust to college.
[With INSPIRE] you have a network of people right from the beginning. It is a community designed to help and support one another, so if it is something that you’re even remotely interested in, I would apply.
What are some responsibilities you have as a Peer Mentor?
Some responsibilities I have as a peer mentor are to plan and run the Welcome Week events. This is the time between move-in and the first day of classes. We also run Fireside Chats and Cultural Excursions throughout the years. On the less official side, we can help advise with classes. We also check in with the freshmen throughout the year.
Do you have any advice for anyone who might be thinking about applying to INSPIRE?
Take a tour of the floor. On the tour, you are able to talk to current students. Pamphlets, postcards, and informational sessions are helpful, but it is definitely not the same as being on the floor.
What would you say to someone considering joining INSPIRE?
You have a network of people right from the beginning. It is a community designed to help and support one another, so if it is something that you’re even remotely interested in, I would apply.