jordan allen

Jordan Allen

Graduate Student

UMASS Amherst

Pronouns: He/him/his

Jordan’s journey into environmental science began at Savannah State University. Fueled by an unyielding work ethic and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Jordan dove headfirst into the realm of research during an eye-opening internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. There, he delved into the intricate world of fecal indicator bacteria, unraveling the mysteries of disease-causing viral contamination in recreational waters.

Throughout his undergraduate years, Jordan’s passion for research blazed brightly, leading him to prestigious research opportunities at NASA, UNAVCO’s Research Experiences in Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS), and the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Partnership Education Program (PEP). But his journey wasn’t just about academic pursuits; it was about giving back to his community.

As a student at a historically Black institution, Jordan’s dedication to public service shone through. Leading initiatives like “Clean the Streams” and “Campus Clean Up” through the Environmental Science Club at SSU, he empowered his peers to become stewards of the environment. But his commitment didn’t stop there. Jordan’s advocacy extended to tackling issues like hunger prevention, food insecurity, environmental justice, and voter suppression, leaving an indelible mark on his community.

During his master’s journey at Colorado State University, where he earned his M.S. in Ecology, Jordan continued his mission of service as an Oasis mentor for high-risk youth. His dedication to making a difference didn’t go unnoticed, as he also served as the student representative on the AGU council.

Today, Jordan stands at the forefront of sustainability and science policy. With a keen understanding of the urgent need to address climate change, resource depletion, and ecosystem degradation, he is on a mission to forge a path towards a more harmonious future. By applying scientific principles to real-world challenges, Jordan seeks to create sustainable practices that strike a balance between societal progress and ecological well-being. He is passionate about bringing people together to work towards a greener, brighter, and inclusive future for all.