Jes earned a PhD in Physics from the University of British Columbia in 2015. Her doctoral research focused on understanding the large scale structure of the Universe, by mapping dark matter in clusters of galaxies using gravitational lensing. She was awarded a Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue research on the boundary between data science and traditional astronomy at the University of Washington's eScience Institute, where she promoted reproducible research and open science. Before coming to Recursion, Jes worked as a data scientist for Backcountry in Park City. Jes has a passion for teaching and learning, is a certified Software Carpentry instructor, and Organizer of the PyLadies chapter in Salt Lake City. When she isn't playing around with code, she loves to be outside. Snowboarding is her primary pursuit, and what brought her to Utah, but she is also an avid hiker and mountain biker, and loves camping and exploring the natural world.
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