Jordan Lindsey

Office of the President
June 26, 2019

Dear LMU Community:

I am saddened to share that Jordan Lindsey, a communication studies major, died on June 26, 2019. She was 21 years old.

Jordan was snorkeling with her family and friends in the Bahamas when she was attacked by sharks. Efforts were made to save her life, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A devoted animal lover and climate change advocate, Jordan transferred to LMU from Santa Monica College. She participated in LMU’s Entrepreneurship Society, the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and worked as a communications assistant for the LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. Jordan was also a student researcher with CURes, LMU’s Center for Urban Resilience.

When information about services and messages of condolence become available, we will update the LMU community. We will remember Jordan with a plaque bearing her name at our student memorial, Ad Astra per Aspera.

Please keep Jordan, her family, and her friends in your thoughts and prayers.


Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.