"The Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, which has been renowned for its high crime for as long as I can remember, is the place that I called home for the majority of my life. Until the age 19, I never lived more than five miles away from my first home. I grew up witnessing drug deals, crime, and listening to gun shots at night as if they were a lullaby. Yet today, I am a recent college graduate with a job in the career field that I majored in."
Ms. Jordan, an Afghanistan war Veteran, is now working for Senator Dick Durbin in Veteran's Affairs.
Tamara Jordan - Social Justice Studies, BA '16