Following one’s heart is a popular piece of career advice. But how does anyone do it? Follow Jordan Hattar’s story, which took him from southern California to South Sudan, from college classes in California to a Syrian refugee camp, and from the University of Cambridge on to the White House. His story demonstrates the importance of persistence, educating oneself on global issues, and following-up on one’s dream of making a difference.
In the Spring of 2012, Jordan Hattar’s professor at California State University Long Beach introduced him to the atrocities occurring in her home country of Syria.
Although Jordan did not know a single person in Syria, the testimonies by his professor drew him to care. As a result, Jordan founded Help 4 Refugees and followed his heart by traveling to the country of Jordan in the Fall of 2012.