Jordi joined ILUMIN with more than seven years of teaching and tutoring experience. Jordi graduated from Stanford with a double major in Biology and Art History and has a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from University College of London. She has been a middle school science teacher at public, charter, and most recently, independent schools in Texas. In addition, she has been privately tutoring students in Geometry, Algebra, Chemistry, Biology, and ISEE test prep.
In the summer of 2018, Jordi was awarded a grant from The Kinkaid School in Houston, TX to study design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University. While there, she created seven inquiry lab lesson plans from the current Kinkaid Middle School science curriculum fully integrated with design thinking and engineering. She developed partnerships between Stanford d.school and Bay Area museums in order to apply design thinking for middle school science students and integrate STEM technology into both the middle school classroom and the museum space.
Jordi recently moved to the Bay Area to continue pursuing design thinking in the education technology space and working with students. She enjoys connecting with students and helping them understand difficult concepts in both science and math. Jordi has served as a Stanford alumni interviewer for many years and has had a lot of experience interviewing hundreds of students for college. Jordi values watching her students grow and achieve their potential, as well as helping them become confident going into college admission interviews.