Alumni Spotlight: Jordyn Berg

Jordyn Berg (’16) turned a successful undergraduate experience into a career. She majored in English and creative writing and minored in writing studies. Her biggest influences at Western were Nancy Johnson and Margi Fox in the English department. 

"Nancy Johnson was so passionate about literature, especially young adult and children's literature, that I always left her classes feeling fulfilled by what we were reading," said Jordyn.

She met Margi Fox while pursing her writing studies minor. "Margi Fox was incredibly supportive of my work at Western and I genuinely felt like she was rooting for me after I graduated."

Jordyn also worked for the WWU Alumni Association as a student employee. "I really enjoyed that job and everybody that I worked with. I was also lucky enough to study abroad in London the summer before my senior year and to this day it is one of my favorite college experiences. I learned so much about myself while working for the Alumni Association and studying abroad, and was also able to make long-lasting connections and memories.”

After graduating, she held a couple marketing internships in Seattle working in the legal industry and beverage marketing. She also worked for a commercial development company in Seattle, managing multiple social media accounts, crafting marketing materials, and maintaining company and project websites. In 2021, Jordyn moved to San Diego and recently started working with a San-Diego-based e-commerce company as an SEO Content Specialist.

“I’m really excited about my new job and continuing to grow in the marketing field. While I did not study marketing at Western, I feel like I had a good foundation thanks to my creative Writing degree and writing studies minor.”

She's very proud that she had a couple of articles posted on Seattle Refined’s website. “It was really exciting to see my name in the byline and flex my writing muscles in such a creative way.”

Jordyn loves to bake, watch movies, and play multiple rounds of Yahtzee with her fiancé. "Since moving down to San Diego, we’ve really been trying to enjoy the California sun by going to the beach and exploring our new city," she said.

And what advice does she have for current undergraduates?

“My advice would be to enjoy this time and cherish these moments. College can be such a special time - magical, transformative, overwhelming, challenging, you name it—and you can learn so much about yourself. As for life after graduation, be open to opportunities. Whether that’s an internship, informational interview, or field you didn’t necessarily see yourself in, don’t close the door to what could be. Maybe you’ll get a fun job, more knowledge, or meaningful connections out of that openness.”

Congratulations on your new position, Jordyn!