- Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.S., Marine Biology, minor in Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.S., Marine Biology, minor in Chemistry
While getting her marine biology degree, Jordann worked part-time at an aquarium where she gained valuable experience in maintaining and establishing a diversity of aquatic ecosystems. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Jordann spent three years working as a whale naturalist in Massachusetts, where she observed, analyzed, and interpreted the complex and dynamic behaviors of whales in established marine sanctuaries. Jordann then found herself traveling west to Alaska and California to further her passions of protecting and researching marine ecosystems. In Alaska, Jordann worked alongside fisherman in the Bering Sea for eight seasons as a fishery biologist where she recorded bycatch, and other pertinent biological data to help understand the health of fish populations and the broader ecology that is affected by it or can affect it and ultimately help maintain sustainable fisheries. In California, Jordann found herself enamored with Catalina Island where she worked with youth and taught them about the importance and diversity of marine ecosystems through a unique hands-on curriculum. Currently, Jordann teaches high school science at a private school in California where she heavily prioritizes real-life applications of science by immersing her students in field studies and long-term ecology projects.