Jordan Edelheit | Breaking Stereotypes, Building Empathy
While an undergrad at Ohio State, Jordan Edelheit fell in love with TED's mission of "ideas worth spreading" and began organizing TEDx events. In addition to TEDxOhioStateUniversity, Edelheit was on the founding team of the first TEDx to take place in an adult prison, TEDxMarionCorrectional.
Edelheit has since spent the past several years striving to learn and share stories within the justice system. Formerly at the Mayerson Foundation in Cincinnati, Ohio leading their young professional and social change programs, Jordan is now the Director of Alive Inside. She believes in building empathy by listening to one story at a time. She finds herself smiling most after experiencing shared humanity in unexpected spaces . . . like prison.