Jordyn Adeboye

Hometown: Roseville, Minnesota
College: Carleton College

As a Spanish major, I studied abroad in the capital cities of both Peru and Spain, where I enjoyed language immersion while living with host families.

While in Lima, I volunteered with an organization called La Casa de Panchita, which provides classes and workshops to adult domestic workers and their families. Originally from Roseville, Minnesota, I am a 2015 graduate of Carleton College. During the summers and on breaks, I returned to my hometown to work full-time at a day program for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. At Carleton, I was involved with the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), an office that focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, allyship and sexual violence prevention. After working as a Resident Assistant for two years, I began to work for the GSC, a position that combined my interest in gender and sexuality with my passion for peer education. I was a member of the women’s hockey team and women’s rugby team for all four years, serving as a captain for the rugby team during my senior year. After graduating from Carleton, I lived in Spain and worked towards fluency in Spanish in hopes that I will be able to use it in future jobs in the U.S. I enjoy reading, cooking, listening to hip-hop music (attending live shows when I can) and finding dogs to pet.

In 2015, I led Language and Service Costa Rica; in 2016, I led Language & Hiking Spain; and in 2018, I was a member of the Operations team. This fall, I joined the year-round staff as a member of the Leader Hiring team. The Overland culture is almost too special for words. It’s hard to convey the dedication and genuine enthusiasm that my co-workers bring to our team as well as the degree to which they value collaboration and hard work. I’m blown away by how unselfishly everyone at Overland works toward common goals. I feel grateful to be surrounded by a group of such thoughtful and down-to-earth individuals, and I am excited about the challenge and fast pace of our work.