Jorden Holland hails from Okaloosa County and attended Collegiate High School in Niceville. She ranked #1 in her graduating class of 101 and held a 4.65 GPA. She received her AA degree while attending Collegiate High School and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa at Northwest Florida College. A Bright Future recipient as well as the Pell Grant, Jorden received many academic honor awards. She graduated from University of Florida in 2017, Summa Cum Lade and is studying Developmental Genetics for her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and teaches biology as a doctoral candidate.