Jordan is an optimist. He thinks he can combine his interests in international relations (Bachelor's degree in Comparative Politics from UCSD), ethnic studies, (two years in the Peace Corps in Panama developing a sea turtle protection and ecotourism project), the environment, (a lifetime of outdoor pursuits and passion), social justice, (another year in the Peace Corps finding and preparing underdeveloped communities for future projects) and Spanish (a year of study at the Universidad de Barcelona) to change the world. Plus have a family. And surf. Spend a few days with him and you'll be an optimist too.