This post comes from Jordan Jedry, Student Archives Assistant in the Historical Collections & Archives.
Hello everyone! My name is Jordan Jedry (they/them), and I’m thrilled to be joining the Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) team as a student archives assistant. I graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL in 2017, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Creative Writing) with a minor in French Language & Culture. I moved to Portland, OR in 2020, and I am currently enrolled in Emporia State University’s Master of Library & Information Science program with a concentration in Archive Studies.
I have always had strong interests in language, history, art, and cultural studies, and the repeated use of my undergraduate university’s special collections while conducting research ultimately helped me realize that working in an archive was the “right fit” for me. Because of this background, one of my major goals is to better understand these discipline intersections through an archival lens to help create accessible records that are truly representative and inclusive of the individuals and communities they concern.
I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the OHSU HC&A team and to work with records of historical significance in this foundational stage of my career. I can’t wait to take the things I have learned about in the classroom and apply them here, along with any of the lessons and hands-on experience I gain here at OHSU while doing so!
(Outside of work, I’m a self-described geek, gamer, and cat parent; at any given point, I typically have a controller in one hand and my adorable black cat, Jag, in the other!)