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Jordan Simpson

Criminal Justice Analyst (she/her)

Jordan provides analytical and strategic support to the corrections team, specifically supporting the prison and fines and fees portfolios.

Prior to joining Arnold Ventures, Jordan interned with the Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative, where she assisted in the development of a mobile-app of local resources providing various modes of support to criminal-justice involved central Virginians. She also served as a political and communications intern at America Votes, where she created and managed electoral race trackers, company communication platforms, and provided support to staff on state-based voting rights expansion strategies.

During her undergraduate career, Jordan participated in successful community organizing, advocacy and research efforts in Charlottesville, VA. Serving as a research assistant in the Department of American Studies, she contributed to a monthly podcast on religion and sexuality in the Americas. Jordan also served as the president of her college chapter of the NAACP, where she fundraised and organized on behalf of police accountability, statue removal and contextualization, and racial justice in her community. Jordan also participates and facilitates circle-keeping processes with Restorative Arlington.

Jordan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in American studies and sociology, with a concentration in race and ethnicity.

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