Twin sisters Jordyn and Morgan Jackson, at the age of 17, graduated from North Houston Early College with both a high school diploma and an Associate degree and now, at just 20-years old, the pair are making history having both graduated college early from Xavier University in Louisiana.
While Jordyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Morgan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.
Earlier in life, Jordyn had dreamt about becoming a lawyer but after doing some research, she decided to pursue a career in accounting instead. During that time, she kept real busy and also became a resident assistant, an INROADS scholar, an executive leadership council scholar, and a member of AICPA. She has also interned three times with PwC, a Big Four accounting firm, blacknews reports.
Meanwhile Morgan, who has always loved speaking decided to pursue her passion – a career in mass communication. Highly inspired by her mother’s own experience of the same major at Grambling State University. During the time, she also became a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the National Millennial & Generation Z Community. Morgan has also been a published writer and a Marketing & Communications Specialist for the Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research & Research at Xavier’s College of Pharmacy.
“I chose the strategic communication route,” Morgan recalling her journey said. “In the future, I want to work with companies and brands to help them design and execute community engagement strategies that really enhance their brand appeal and make them resonate with marginalized audiences.”
The twin sisters are excitedly starting the next chapter of their lives. Jordyn is set to pursue her Master’s degree program in Accounting while Morgan aims to start her Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“This moment is so surreal. We both have worked hard our entire lives and it is finally paying off,” Morgan told AfroTech. “We didn’t expect so much love and support for our accomplishments. Every day a new source or platform is re-posting our story and we couldn’t be more grateful. God is truly showing up and showing out in our lives. We can’t stop here. There’s so much more to accomplish. We want to be the light of our generation and community.”
“I want to continue to increase the pipeline of Black CPAs because it’s less than 3%,” Jordyn told Black Enterprise. “That’s my why and my drive for doing what I do. I want to show young Black girls and boys that there are other career options out there. Accounting is a great profession.”
Jordyn and Morgan are both members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and have both received Dean’s list and honor society recognition.