Jorgensen earns doctorate from Harvard Miriam Jorgensen graduated June 8 with a doctor of philosophy degree from Harvard University.
She received a joint degree in political economy and government. Jorgensen is a graduate of Vermillion High School and the daughter of Dwain and Delores Jorgensen of Vermillion.
Jorgensen holds an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, and master's degrees from Oxford University and Harvard College. Her present position is with the American Indian Economic Development unit within Harvard's Kennedy School of Government at Cambridge, MA. She is married to Dr. Timothy W. Smith and they have a 1-year-old daughter.