Jordan: I’m from DC originally, up until 7th grade when we made a whopping move all the way to the badlands of Bethesda. Whether it was after college or spending the last year away, I keep coming back for my friends and family, but also DC just feels like home.
Jordan: I’d say I’m a stand up comedian that focuses on science topics for a youthful audience, but “officially” I’m an elementary science teacher. Before teaching, I had stints in insurance (might or might not have been wearing khakis) and lead poison prevention. I worked with good people, but those jobs were leaving me feeling unfulfilled. Like I tell the kiddos, I decided I liked school so much that I went back a second time, got my M.Ed., and began teaching.
Jordan: My dream day definitely starts with breakfast at the Woodley Cafe for some crispy calamari – it’s a tradition I have with a buddy. Then I would be headed straight to the zoo, just walking around munching on my ham and cheese from Bread Furst. After a sweet, sweet power nap and a Martinique from Surfside, it’s time to meet up with friends at Dan’s Cafe for the start of a long night.
Jordan: My favorite flavor is apple, especially from Washington Hebrew Congregation, but I’ve been known to dabble in apricot when the mood strikes.
Jordan: Now that the cold weather is here, I’m trying as much as possible to get some snowboarding in. Before it got cold out, I was meeting up with friends at Meridian Hill park for drinks or tuning in to Prof’s and Pints talks.
Jordan: There are so many places I want to travel to, but I’m really lucky that I was able to knock a few off the list while teaching with TALMA in Israel this past school year. Hiking from town to town in Georgia (the country) was such a cool experience, so I’m keeping my eyes open for other countries with long hikes. I also love islands and beaches though, so some contenders that come to mind for my next trip are Zanzibar, Tenerife, or the Balearic Islands. Challah at ya boy if you have any suggestions!
Jordan: I want to take a second to give a shoutout to TALMA. If you are a teacher, then check them out. They have some amazing summer and full year experiences!
Jordan: the party starts and the balagan begins!
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