About Jordan Hattar
Jordan is a 26-year-old from Central Coast, California who began his humanitarian efforts in South Sudan the week after graduating high school in 2010. In South Sudan, Jordan facilitated the building of a medical clinic alongside Sudanese Lost Boy, Deng Jongkuch. In 2011, Jordan began university in Southern California where his Arabic professor introduced him to the atrocities occurring in Syria. The testimonies by his professor drew him to care and as a result, Jordan founded Help4Refugees.org and traveled to the country of Jordan to find out how he could help. From 2012-2014, Jordan continued studying while delivering prefabricated housing units and reporting as a freelance journalist in the Syrian refugee camp of Zaatari. Since then, Jordan has earned a B.A. in International Studies and a Master’s degree in International Relations & Politics from the University of Cambridge. Most recently Jordan worked on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative in the White House. Since leaving the White House, Jordan has been speaking full-time in schools around the world, delivering more than 180 presentations in 30+ countries. Jordan's message has a lot to do with compassion, empathy, and service.