Jordan Grace Hampton '87

President, Society of Alumni

jordan-hampton-photo-1Jordan is a pediatric nurse practitioner and program director for the Chelsea High School School-Based Health Center, a satellite clinic of Massachusetts General Hospital, where she provides primary care for the students. At Williams, Jordan double majored in French and Spanish and served on Freshman Council, as secretary of the Gargoyle Society, as a French TA, a member of the JA selection committee, and a 10 to 1 peer counselor. She also rang the bells in Thompson Chapel throughout her four years on campus.

Her first job was teaching French at The American School in Switzerland for a year. She then taught at Harvard School (later Harvard-Westlake School) in Los Angeles for seven years. Beginning in the language department as a French and Spanish teacher, she soon realized that she loved working with the teens outside the classroom. While teaching, she received a master’s degree in education with a specialty in counseling and guidance from the California Lutheran University, and transitioned to being assistant dean of the senior class and running the school’s 10th grade human development program and its peer support program.

Jordan knew that she wanted to combine her love of health education and counseling with a more clinical aspect, so she pursued a master’s degree in nursing from Yale University and became a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She stayed in New Haven for two years to run a school-based health center there, and took the job at Chelsea High School in 2000.  She loves working with the Chelsea population, which includes many students who come from lower-income families that have recently arrived from Central America.

As a Williams alumna, Jordan has been active as a class associate agent and an admissions representative, as vice president and president of her class, and as chair of both her 20th and 25th reunions. She also served as president of the Williams Boston Association for four years, and on the regional executive committee for several more years. Jordan was a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni from 2005 to 2008 and its vice president from 2014 to 2016, and she is honored to now have the opportunity to serve as president of the society until 2018. Jordan lives in Belmont, Mass., with her partner, Paul, and daughter, Grace, both of whom have learned to love Williams and all things purple.