Hometown: Hackensack, NJ
high school: Bergen County Academies
college: Harvard University
Jordan Alston-Harmon graduated from Harvard University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Government and a minor in Sociology. During his first semester, he was appointed as co-chair of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) initiative within the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP). There, he helped organize weekly discussions among politicians, professors, and PRE members on political issues that intersect with race, such as mass incarceration and immigration. During his two semesters leading this group, he helped increase African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian representation in the IOP by collaborating with cultural groups on campus. Additionally, Jordan traveled off campus once a week to tutor and mentor young men at the Judge Connelly Youth Center.
His interest in the law motivated him to join the Harvard Mock Trial Association, where he competed as an attorney for three years. In his first year of competition, his team won the National Championship, the first team to do so in Harvard’s history. After his first year, he was elected to lead the team as program captain for the following two years. He has been selected twice as an All-American Attorney, three times as an All-National and All-Regional Attorney, and as an “Outstanding Attorney” at multiple invitational tournaments.
Currently, Jordan works as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company with plans to attend law school in the future.