Jenissa Gordon

Hometown: Brunswick, Georgia

Year: 1st year Masters

Major: Foods and Nutrition, MS/DI

Dance Experience 

Jenissa began dancing ballroom as an undergraduate freshman. She joined the Ballroom Performance Group as an apprentice in Fall 2013 and has gratefully been part of BPG since. Though not formally trained as a dancer through her childhood years, she is excited to continue ballroom dancing throughout the rest of her life. For Jenissa, ballroom represents the epitome that it is never too late to become exactly who you always wanted to be.

Favorite Dances

Argentine Tango, Bachata, and Salsa. But who can actually narrow it down to just three?

More About Me

Jenissa sees herself as an advocate for women, minorities, and nutrition in STEM. She spends much of her time working to increase minority participation in STEM fields through outreach projects both in Athens and the Atlanta area. In addition, she hopes to see nutrition fully incorporated and recognized as a STEM field. When she isn't honing her skills in research, she enjoys hiking the beautiful north Georgian mountains or sinking into the sands of the Golden Isles.