Jourdan Walls came to the University of Pittsburgh after obtaining a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. During her time in the School of Information Sciences, Jourdan served as a Commonwealth Scholar, which is an assistantship that promotes community and diversity in the school and recruits prospective students. She also was the president for the school’s Diversity Student Organization (DSO) and the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Student Chapter. Her favorite memories at SIS were the times where she was able to help and interact with students, including facilitating SIS forums, professional workshops, and social events.
Being heavily involved at SIS has molded Jourdan’s career interests in technology, advising, and diversity and inclusion. In summer 2015, Jourdan became involved in the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), an undergraduate research and leadership development program for underrepresented populations hosted at SIS, as a Lead Program Mentor. Jourdan currently works as a technology analyst in Washington, D.C. for Accenture Federal Services, where she worked as a functional test analyst intern in 2014. Jourdan is also a proud technical professional member of the National Society of Black Engineers.