Jessica joined the Data Science Institute in January 2018.  She provides oversight for all events and special programs in the Institute’s portfolio.  She previously served the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia Engineering for eight years as external relations and communications manager. She earned a B.A. in comparative literature from UCLA in 2007. She began her higher education administration career as faculty support staff at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, writing, exploring NYC’s small neighborhood gems, and spoiling her dog BooBoo and cat Rosie as much as possible.