Rachel Jordan has made a name for herself across the event planning business - but that was not always the goal. Majoring in International Relations, the 2012 Shawnee State graduate found her love of traveling when she studied abroad in Morocco while at SSU. Having traveled to over 25 countries, Jordan has enjoyed learning how to connect with others culturally through their events.
Jordan currently works as an Event Manager for Red Hat - an enterprise software company - as well as works in independent event planning. Previously working as an Event Coordinator at EPIC Games, Jordan began to get involved with planning events based around video games launches and conferences. She has coordinated events such as the upcoming East Coast Gaming Conference (ECGC), which is frequently attended by Shawnee State alumni, current students, and faculty each spring. In addition to her work with ECGC, she has worked around other gaming conferences such as E3 and GameCon, as well as working with the popular video game FortNite to promote the game's launch through multiple events.
While at Shawnee State, Jordan was involved on campus with many Student Life events, including as a Resident Assistant and an Orientation Leader. Still staying in contact with many connections she made on campus, Jordan resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Sean, whom she met on campus.
"I gained a lot of experience by being involved in the day to day activities across campus," said Jordan. "Those skills I gained on campus, helped me to become successful later when I began my career."
Interested in the East Coast Gaming Conference? The Alumni Association will be hosting an Alumni Social at this year's ECGC on Monday, April 15 beginning at 7 p.m. Register to attend for free by emailing email@example.com.
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Mikel Stone, OTD, OTR/L ('08) | Masters of Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Masters of Occupational Therapy