Jordan was a Transatlantic Intern with Ecologic Institute from September 2009 to May 2010. Her work included projects related to the decoupling of energy and material consumption from economic growth, the legal aspects of geoengineering, and community acceptance of renewable energy projects. Her main areas of interest involved the legal and political dimensions of solutions to climate change, as well as the economic feasibility of renewable energy technologies, and the differences and similarities between European and American energy policy. Jordan’s native language is English but she speaks German fluently and has a working knowledge of French.
In May 2009, Jordan received her BA from Columbia University in New York City. As an undergraduate there, Jordan majored in Political Science, with a focus on environmental politics, and minored in German Language and Culture. She also worked at Columbia’s Earth Institute and for its MPA program in Environmental Science and Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Over three summers, she worked at The CarbonNeutral Company in London, did a research project in South Africa on the effects on native species of decreased precipitation due to climate change, and studied at the Freie and Humboldt Universities in Berlin.