Yvette Jordan is a high school History teacher in Newark Public Schools and an Activist for environmental and social justice.
She is a sought-after public speaker on the effects of environmental justice on urban centers and has a keen interest in educating her community on the importance of advocating for safe water. Jordan was born and raised in New York City and worked in local government for over 20 years as well as the NYC Mayor’s Office for Children and Families as Policy Analyst; her area of expertise was youth services for the Dinkins Administration. Her activism in Newark began as a founding member of Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus), a group of educators committed to fighting for social justice issues within education for all educators, students and their families. Since the lead water crisis in Newark, she has been a fierce advocate for environmental justice.