"I was inspired to volunteer with Imara Roose because of their excellence and impact on black girls. As a black woman, it makes me proud seeing an organization that caters to our success, growth, and overall development. As a child, I was a part of an organization that prepared youth for college readiness, professional development, and overall success. Within that, I saw how imperative mentorship can be and how much of a difference it can make in one’s trajectory. As an advocate for social justice and education, I love that Imara Roose provides academic support in and beyond the classroom."
Isha Jordan, is an educator and policy advocate born and raised in Alexandria, VA by way of Prince George's County, hailing from Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is passionate about all things education, criminal justice reform, and civil liberties. As an advocate for equitable education and human rights, her end goal is to promote welfare through education for marginalized groups both locally and globally. Isha has experience working with at risk youth at The Department of Juvenile Services, tutoring middle schoolers in Baltimore’s inner city schools, and as a mentor for Capital Area REACH program.
Isha’s passion drove her to pursue her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Towson University. She also earned her M.Ed in Education and Human Development, with a concentration in Special Education for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, from The George Washington University. Currently, Isha is a Ward Fellow Liaison for a D.C. based education advocacy group and a DCPS Special Education Teacher.
In her free time, Isha enjoys spending time with her toddler, growing in her spiritual journey, brainstorming ideas, and making memories with her loved ones. Through Imara Roose, Isha intends to serve as a vessel that continues to change the narrative for black girls—reminding society that they are strong, fierce, talented, passionate, and empowered! She believes young people need positive figures that will continue to motivate and build them into their excellence. Isha intends to inspire and make an impact in our community.