Jordyn Wieber, A Hero Among Us
In January 2018 Jordyn—a member of the “Fierce Five” U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team that won gold in 2012, came forward as a victim of sexual abuse by the USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University’s team doctor, Larry Nassar. Jordyn joined over 150 young women and girls who testified in court. However, she in one of over 350 women and girls who came forward.
As a successful and recognizable U.S. gymnast, Jordyn believes that her voice as a survivor makes a difference. She has become an advocate to ensure that all children are safe and that those who commit abuse are held accountable. Jordyn has played a strong role at Senate Hearings, where she has spoken about the need for the USOC and USA Gymnastic's need to take accountability for the abuse and and to make change so that every athlete will be safe. She is a true Hero who young girls are looking up to as a role model.
Currently, Jordyn is a volunteer assistant coach for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) gymnastics team. Jordyn graduated from the UCLA where she earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology.