Ja’el Gordon, Louisiana-born Genealogist and a Historian is a Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge 2012 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Always dedicated to her alma mater, Ms. Gordon worked for the Division for Student Affair from 2012 to 2018 where she managed Student Organizations and created a plethora of successful, engaging events and programs for the student body and community. In 2015, Ms. Gordon received her Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Southern University New Orleans and she is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Jackson State University’s Higher Education Ph.D. program. Outside of working in Higher Education, Ms. Gordon has owned her own genealogy business for several years where she provides family history and genetic genealogy research through educational program facilitation. As an avid researcher, Ms. Gordon specializes in antebellum and enslaved history research in Louisiana and Mississippi. In this capacity she conducts research, provides corrective narratives of the enslaved, and descendant tracing for present and “lost” plantations around the State of Louisiana with special focus on the River Road plantations. She serves as Charter Member and current President of the Louisiana Chapter of Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society and was recently selected as the Historian for Our Genetic Legacy History Maker’s Project. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women.