Jordan Smoczyk is Science Friday’s Grants Manager. She is passionate about working toward equitable opportunity for all people and believes that free, accessible, accurate science reporting plays a critical role in this. She has worked in almost every nonprofit sector and enjoys collaborating with other philanthropic, nonprofit, business, and community partners. She has been focused on securing equitable outcomes for people, including serving as a case worker for parents in Detroit’s TANF program, supporting the Shared Prosperity Partnership at The Kresge Foundation, writing grants in support of students with low incomes, and fundraising on behalf of people facing cancer, people in need of emotional and behavioral health support, and other costly healthcare needs.
She loves Science Friday because it’s a well of new, quality, free, programming, and education. She particularly enjoys programming on early childhood development, especially Adverse Childhood Experiences, public health, research on male contraception, and everything political science.