Education: Jordan is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). His research focuses on the development of mathematical models to understand the behaviour of molecules relevant to materials (solar cells, LEDs, etc.) and atmospheric chemistry (i.e. air pollution) - this involves applying the principles of physics, chemistry, calculus, geometry, algebra 2, and other higher mathematics on a daily basis.
Jordan received his M.S. in Chemistry from UCI in 2011, and in 2007 he graduated magna cum laude from Saint Cloud State University, in Minnesota, with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Mathematics. As an undergraduate, Jordan received National Science Foundation fellowships to conduct research at Princeton University, The Georgia Institute of Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Experience: Jordan works primarily with high school students taking chemistry, algebra 2, geometry, physics, and calculus. He recently served as staff tutor with the College of Science and Health at the Charles R. Drew University of Science and Medicine in Los Angeles. At the college, he was responsible for tutoring undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in chemistry, calculus, physics, and MCAT physics preparation. At UCI, Jordan teaches general chemistry and scientific computational skills to undergraduate students.
Miscellaneous: In addition to his studies in chemistry at UCI, Jordan was passionately involved with graduate and undergraduate student advocacy at the state and national levels. In 2010-2011, he lobbied state legislators regarding the DREAM Act and the UC Budget on behalf of the University of California Student Association - an organization representing over 200,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the UC system. Jordan also enjoyed coordinating social events for the graduate student body at UCI.
As the seventh born of nine children, Jordan has developed a unique capability to connect with almost anyone. When he's not talking in third person, Jordan enjoys traveling and spending time with friends, family, and his little cat Horus.
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