Jordan Willis

Astronomy and Physics double major
College Park Scholars - Science and Global Change Program

Me at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, in
front of suspended models of Jupiter, Saturn, and three
stars: Alpha Centauri, Sirius, and Vega!


I'm Jordan, an 19 year old astronomy and physics double major at the University of Maryland! I graduated from Leonardtown High School in St. Mary's County, MD in June of 2017, and now I live in a campus residence hall with my cat, Lola.

I've been intrigued by outer space for as long as I can remember, but never actually considered it as a career option until my junior year of high school, when I took a semester-long astronomy class and completely fell in love with the subject. It's why I'm here now at UMD! I intend to focus on my classes, get involved in research, and eventually go to graduate school for astrophysics.

Classes, homework and projects aside, I spend a lot of my time drawing! I've been into visual arts since middle school and took art classes all four years of high school, including an AP Art Studio class in my senior year. As I start my second year at UMD, I am also looking to get back into dancing. I started ballet classes when I was eight, and danced for a total of six years (three of which were on pointe).