Jordana graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Family Science, with an emphasis in Human Development. Her capstone project sparked the passion that ultimately led her to Summit Counseling Solutions. While in the class, she learned about the lifelong effects of trauma, abuse, and mental illness and asked herself, “how can I help influence these students in a way that leads them to a healthier path?”
Upon graduation from BYU, Jordana took a position at the Utah State Hospital working with children with mental illnesses. It was in this role that she saw a necessary interdependence between supporting mental health and education simultaneously and decided to pursue a teaching degree in Special Education. As her career progressed, she gained additional experience in classrooms, instructed Special Ed classes, and aided in ED units, she realized that the limited resources in Special Education alone did not provide her the necessary tools to successfully influence the change in her students that she knew was possible.
Refusing to settle for supporting one or the other (education or mental health), Jordana kept looking until she found an organization and a role that would allow her to support both. This tenacity led her to the SCS Department of Academic Support where she’s living the dream, supporting both mental health and education, and loving every minute of it!
Outside of SCS, Jordana enjoys time with her family, friends, and her cat Mia. She loves Latin music, dancing and eating yummy food and outside of work, she can often be found at the movies or at other local events.