Jordan O'Hanlon '19

Jordan O'Hanlon is an International Political Economy major and Business minor from Eugene, Oregon. Besides her participation in Greek Life at Puget Sound, Jordan was also a varsity athlete, swimming Freestyle for the Puget Sound Women's team.  Jordan interned with Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center, where she performed administrative tasks and helped research grant opportunities. At the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department, Jordan edited and organized  department policies and performed research for various projects.  Jordan studied abroad on the IHP Public Health Program, spending time in India, South Africa and Brazil. The IHP Program allowed Jordan to compare the public health systems in each country by conducting qualitative research on the intersections of the environment and health.  Jordan's thesis project, Silver Bullets of Development? Working Towards Poverty Alleviation in Microcredit and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs, explores the context, assumptions, and discourse behind microcredit and conditional cash transfers and assesses how these programs frame poverty and reflect broader trends in global development.