Jordan Lindbeck (she/her) is currently seeking a Masters of Public Affairs in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research and career interests are immigration policy and nonprofit program evaluation.
Jordan brings with her several years of experience working in domestic and international nonprofits. Most recently she was a Community Engagement Specialist and Financial Coach for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, Virginia, working to bring affordable homeownership options to low-income, immigrant, and refugee families. She served as Board Chair of the Ixtatán Foundation, whose mission is to increase access to quality education for indigenous Mayan students in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Jordan has also supported immigration legal teams by providing translation and performing intake interviews for asylum claims at an ICE detention facility. At the LBJ School, Jordan hopes to hone her skills as a policy and program analyst to better inform and support community-driven change.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, she has also lived in Vermont, Spain, Guatemala, and now Texas. In her free time, Jordan enjoys cooking, tedious-but-satisfying needlepoint projects, and long walks with her sweet hound dog, Lucy.