Andrew Jordan Santiago of Keller, Texas, was born in Wichita, Kansas, on June 14, 1995.
Jordan, affectionately known as “Santi” to friends, graduated from Keller High School in 2013, where he served on the student council and was co-captain of the Varsity Tennis team.
Jordan went on to attend the University of Arkansas from 2013 to 2018. While studying, Jordan became a Beta Theta Pi fraternity member, serving as the Vice-President of Risk Management. Jordan received a Bachelor of Business Science and Business Administration in Accounting. While completing studies and pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy at the University of Arkansas, Jordan capped off his studies with a memorable Semester at Sea. This opportunity enabled him to travel abroad to several countries, including Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Jordan’s sense of adventure continued post-graduation to destinations like Iceland, Cancún, Colorado, Washington, D.C., New York, Vancouver, San Diego, Washington state, and numerous music festivals.
During his time in University, Jordan spent his summers interning with the multi-national firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and mentoring in math and ESL (English as second language).
Jordan achieved a Master of Accountancy (ACCTMA) from the University of Arkansas (‘18). Upon graduating, the Razorback Alumni accepted a full-time position with the accounting firm PwC in Dallas, Texas and continued his mentorship.
While excelling in his position at work, he remained a shining light for so many. His incredible worldwide network of friends and associates is a testament to his effortless ability and willingness to share in both the workload and caring of others.
Every stop along his life’s journey was marked by the excellence of achievement, community service, and a love for all of God’s creation. To family, friends, co-workers, and strangers, Jordan was a “cheerful giver”. Jordan had the heart of a servant- giving, loving, and caring.
As an organ donor, his gifts did not stop with his passing. Fewer than 1% of potential organ donors are viable for transplants, but Jordan was remarkably able to give life-extending miracles to several individuals and their families.
“He was a Son, brother, friend and inspiration… missed but never, ever forgotten.”