One of our rising stars at Sip and Ship is Jordyn Bradshaw. She joined our team two years ago when the Space Needle closed for renovations. With a love for coffee, she graced our barista team and brought with her a strong work ethic and drive for serving quality coffee and delivering out-of-this-world customer service.
It came as no surprise that one of Jordyn’s most influential women in history is Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the 19th-century. She was also the first woman to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the first American scientist to discover a comet in 1847. Mitchell and her father did astronomical observations together as she grew up. "At age 12, Maria helped her father calculate the position of their home by observing a solar eclipse. By 14, sailors trusted her to do vital navigational computations for their long whaling journeys," wrote the Maria Mitchell Association. By the age of 16 she had begun a school for girls and taught them science and math, empowering them by giving them an education they wouldn't have received otherwise. She was a fierce feminist, often boldly defied social conventions and helped pave the way for women to make their voices heard among scientific communities.
Like Maria, from a very young age, Jordyn’s favorite subjects in school were math, science, and astronomy. Everything she’s learned and will continue to learn about these subjects is deeply influenced by Maria's insistence upon the need for women in science. Growing up on a farm in Central Washington, Jordyn knows how to work hard and also has a deep affection for animals. She has two of her own fur babies, Moxxie and Runa, who she shares with her partner Erik.
As a member of our leadership team, Jordyn sees potential in everyone. She has an uncanny ability to view challenges as opportunities to explore the unknown - seeking to learn, understand and expand her knowledge - contributing to our collective progress and future success at Sip and Ship.
Please come say hello and join us in celebrating Jordyn’s two year Sip and Ship work anniversary! We value her unyielding commitment to doing good work within the communities we serve together everyday.