What’s up, everyone? My name is Jordan Bermudez and I am proud to call myself a native of the Bull City, Durham, North Carolina. Growing up in Durham, I attended Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School and WG Pearson Magnet Middle School. I spent many of my high school years serving as a lifeguard with Durham Parks and Recreation. In 2015, I graduated from Charles E. Jordan Senior High School before heading off to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar.
During my time at Carolina, I was involved in many different campus organizations including the Black Student Movement, the Campus Y, and the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion. My largest campus involvement was with the Carolina Union and the Athletic Department. I served as the President of the Carolina Union Activities Board, the Chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors, as well as serving as a 3 year intern in various roles in the Athletic Department. Within my roles in these organizations, I found my passion for helping events and ideas come to life through supporting others and the community I am within. I truly enjoy taking the skills I have and applying them to new concepts to help others manifest their dreams for the greater good. I was able to begin using these skills in a more civically engaged space when I was initiated into the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated in 2018.
In 2019, I received my BA in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Sport Administration and a minor in African American and Diaspora Studies. Currently, I am entering my second year as a master’s student in Sport Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beyond Carolina, I have worked with sports organization across the country including Duke University Athletics, the Chattanooga Football Club, and the Connecticut Sun. I also enjoy listening to music, attending concerts, staying active, taking time to enjoy nature, and trying out new recipes.
I am excited to join the #DurhamNative team and take on this new adventure of being a part of a political campaign because I truly believe in Anjali and what she stands for. Though I have helped to put on numerous awareness and educational events through my sorority, this is my first true venture into a political campaign. Being able to watch Anjali grow into the conscientious, inclusive, and powerful STEM educator she is today has truly been a joy. Since meeting Anjali as a classmate at Jordan High School, I have always been incredibly impressed by her determination to pursue her passions whole heartedly. Her intersectional approach to environmental conservation and STEM education is a voice that truly resonates with the needs of our community in finding tangible solutions to problems. I am excited for the larger Durham community to learn more about the Anjali I have come to know. She is the leader we need to bring about impactful change and practical solutions.