Jordan Farris, University of Arkansas
Jordan Farris is a third-year honor student majoring in political science at the University of Arkansas. He is a Walmart Endowed Scholar as well as a Camden E. Green Scholar at the university. Mr. Farris has served as an academic coach for eight first-generation students, summer mentor and residential assistant for underrepresented students, and is a founding father of Theta Chi Fraternity. He now serves as a Student Ambassador, and as an Ambassador for the Accelerate Student Achievement Program. In December of 2016, he created an organization geared toward increasing the number of minority students attending an accredited four-year institution. Jordan’s work with this organization earned him acceptance to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School esteemed Public Policy Leadership Conference in February 2018. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Jordan plans to seek a PhD in political science to help strengthen his advocacy for marginalized communities. Jordan is committed to highlighting the pervasive social, economic, and political injustices in our country and believes the most effective way to initiate and galvanize change is through public policy.