My name is Carrie Jordan. I am a multimedia journalist with an interest in sustainability and Latin American culture and experience in new media, graphics, social media, writing and photography.
I am from a small town in north Georgia called Ringgold. Being only 30 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee means that no one has ever really heard of Ringgold even though it has a rich history and beautiful scenery.
I moved to Athens to attend UGA in the fall of 2018. It took me three semesters before I finally settled on the majors and certificates I wanted to pursue. Even though I changed my mind several times, there was a common thread between all of the majors I declared my freshman year. Each of my areas of study afford me a unique form of expression and a way to tell stories.
Telling stories has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl, be that through pen and paper, words, or images. One of my favorite hobbies as a child was writing books and plays with my friends and then preforming productions for our parents. I still spend quite a lot of time writing in and outside of a journalism classroom, and I am also learning how to code and build websites. However, my favorite form of creative expression is photography.
For my 17th birthday, my parents gifted me a DSLR camera so that I could begin learning photography. I have always enjoyed expressing myself creatively, so they thought photography would be the perfect for me. I am thankful every day that they gifted me a camera so that I could discover a new passion.
As I move from adolescence into adulthood, I hope to take my passion for photography and writing and use it to build a career. One day, I would love to be a photojournalist who captures impactful pictures and writes detailed articles that make a difference. The best way to get a person to care about the world is to make it personal, and I want my photos and words to be what makes the news real for someone. I want to tell powerful stories with a single frame, and paint a picture with words.