Jordan Maness - Reporting Intern 2023

Jordan is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying political science and American history. At UNC, Jordan has developed a passion for law and criminal justice through her choice of classes and their intense subject matter. In her sophomore year, Jordan began to heavily focus her research studies on wrongful convictions, the death penalty, and reforming public policy in the United States. Since then, she has been heavily passionate about reforming our justice system through influencing others and providing research that solidifies her case. Jordan has one of her multiple-time professors to thank, Dr. Frank Baumgartner, for guiding her through research papers on these harsh topics as well as being a light in our University for reforming the justice system.


Jordan is graduating early in December 2023 with plans to go to law school. She plans to use her Spring semester to gain experience in law and criminal justice whether through internships or pure research. Jordan was drawn to the Des because they give her an opportunity to speak her beliefs surrounding the justice system and make a difference socially as well. Jordan has always loved writing opinion-pieces and to write about one of her passions while gaining insightful experiences is all she could hope for in an internship. Jordan is enthusiastic about her position and excited to see how journalism can directly make a difference in the world.