Jordan Borenstein

University of Central Florida

Ms. Jordan Borenstein, a freshman majoring in Writing & Rhetoric with a minor in Film-Cinema Studies, for the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship.

Jordan is greatly concerned with skin cancer and its affect on our global community. While skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among people aged 15-25, she also understands that it is one of the most preventable cancers. As Jordan notes that she currently cannot "reach the entire planet just yet" she's working with her local community, Knight Nation, to help alleviate the problem.

Jordan is working to address this high-risk issue in several ways:
• Create and display informative flyers and posters around the UCF campus
• Place information on UCF's website about the issue
• Place sunscreen application machines (SAMs) for use by anyone around campus
• Continue to build a team of LEAD Scholars who work to create a public service campaign regarding skin health and sun-safety

Dr. Dale Whittaker
University of Central Florida

Personal Statement

There is a problem I cannot solve but one I can influence: skin cancer. It's a major issue. It's global. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among young people aged 15-25. It's also one of the most preventable cancers there are but people tend to brush it off like it's not a big deal. Getting sunburnt is a big deal. This problem is significant and it has become a public health epidemic. I've grown up seeing the brutal effects of skin cancer. My father is a Dermatologist and he comes home each day with at least three new cases of cancer each day. Three new cases each work day for seventeen years is an incredible number and it's only increasing.
I can't reach the entire planet just yet, so for now I'll work on my home, Knight Nation. A way of solving this high-risk issue is to put up informative public awareness posters/flyers around campus and on the UCF Website. I would also like to place sunscreen application machines (SAM) that are free for anyone to use around campus. I would like to place the first SAM at the rec center pool in May which is Melanoma Awareness month. To accomplish this I need to answer key questions which are specified below:
Who: I will build a team of LEAD Scholars who will create a public service campaign regarding skin health and sun-safety.
What: Our team will create and post monthly informative posters/flyers beginning in February: (Possible themes: Feb: Love the Skin You're In- Romantic Make-up tips, March: Sun Smarts for Spring Break-Beach & sport skin protection and Make-up tips , April: Spray Tan! -Pledge to avoid sunburns & tanning beds, May-Melanoma Awareness event at Community pool and Sunscreen Application Machine Dedication pool party).
When: This project can be implemented immediately with the hopes to become an annual

Jordan Borenstein
Writing & Rhetoric: Class of 2022
written 2019

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Sarah Lutes, UNC Asheville Seda Sahin, Univeristy of Connecticut Bernardo Villarreal Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey Elizabeth Paige, University of Baltimore Itzel Velazquez, University of Central Arkansas Jordan Borenstein, University of Central Florida Hunter Caudillo, University of Central Oklahoma Delali Nenonene, University of Dayton April Singleton, University of Delaware Amanda Wittebort, University of Denver Mikaela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown Nicolas Robledo, University of Illinois at Chicago Natalie Benson, University of Indianapolis Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa Kaitlyn Frick, University of Kentucky Dyamond Gray, University of La Verne Sarah Nichols, University of Maine at Augusta Maheen Haq, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Madison LaCure, University of Massachusetts - Boston Marvens Pierre, University of Massachusetts Amherst Elizabeth Anusauskas, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Twisha Mohapatra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Shravya Jasti, University of Miami Jalen Rose, University of Michigan-Dearborn Robert Harper, University of Minnesota Danielle Friz, University of Missouri - St. Louis Daisy Ward, University of Montana Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western Lizbeth Perez Hernandez, University of Nebraska Omaha Kaitlin Griffin, University of New Hampshire Joyce Yao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yesika Sorto Andino, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Adriana Zarate, University of North Georgia Hector Robledo, University of North Texas at Dallas Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa Carson Ball, University of Oklahoma Carter Gale, University of Pennsylvania John Farris, University of Redlands Mary-Kate McGeary, University of Rhode Island Lina Tori Jan, University of Richmond Nina Schneider, University of San DIego Nyteia Tyler, University of San Francisco Karen Padilla, University of South Carolina Beaufort Danica Leaphart, University of South Carolina, Columbia Shaneika Bowra, University of the District of Columbia Livia Karoui, University of the South Jordyn Gaurkee, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Emiliana Lopez, University of Wisconsin - Madison Zach Atkins, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Madison Hale, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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