Brenau Alumna Shares Highs and Lows of Road to Success

You might recognize her from the ForeverGold campaign, donning cap and gown and several honors ropes around her neck, with black and gold presents in hand. Jordan Wallace, WC ‘14, returned to her alma mater Monday, Nov. 14, to talk to students about her path to success after graduation. Her discussion was hosted by Brenau’s Women in Technology chapter.

Wallace is an ecologist with Kimley-Horn, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based design consulting firm with offices throughout the U.S., including three in Georgia. Wallace said she applied to several graduate schools upon graduation from Brenau, and despite her 4.0 GPA, was not admitted to any. After a grueling search, several internships and jobs, Wallace found a contact with Kimley-Horn and landed a job.

Monday, she brought her coworker Debbie Wilson, who shared information about Kimley-Horn’s Lasting Impact For Tomorrow (LIFT) initiative, which focuses on growing the company with the power of its female employees.

Wallace has been with the company six months and said she is “loving it.” She encouraged Brenau students to take to heart the work being done to support working women through her company’s LIFT initiative and to consider such projects in their future careers. “Brenau trains us to be equipped to do that sort of thing,” she said.