Jordyn is passionate about music, literature, and activism. She is very involved in her local orchestras (youth and professional), and spends a lot of time reading. She is the co-founder of her high school's first gay-straight alliance and is very active in her community with sex education. Her goals for the year are to experience a whole new language and culture, make lots of new friends, and to make a positive difference in a community. Jordyn's favorite quote is "Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine." -Ludwig van Beethoven.
Jordyn is a Tufts 1+4 Fellow. Visit: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/tufts1plus4/ to learn more about the Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program.
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26 April, 2017
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27 February, 2017
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06 October, 2016
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31 August, 2016
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18 August, 2016
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