Hello! My name is Jordan Carroll and I am a sophomore interested in public service, non-profit work, books, and exploring new things. I enjoy hiking, running, camping, and am an avid fan of the Portland Trailblazers. I was born in Portland, Oregon, but lived most of my life in Jakarta, Indonesia and Busan, Korea. Traveling often during my young life provided formative experiences that caused me to question what being an American meant to me and I became very interested in issues of immigration and national identity when I moved back to Portland in high school. I participated in last year’s ASB trip to San Diego that gave me the opportunity as a non-immigrant to gain a greater perspective of immigrant life in America, and immigration became an issue that I cannot help but to continue to seek a deeper understanding of. I believe immigration is amongst the most important issues facing America today, and that regardless of background, every American should invest the time to learn more about it.