Jesse’s foray into data science started with a statistics class in graduate school, where she was first introduced to R. Although her academic career as a molecular biologist didn’t quite pan out, she found herself using data science to inform both her teaching methods and curriculum development as a high school science teacher in NYC. While she’s no longer in a traditional classroom, she continues to combine her passion for public education with her love for data science (and R!) in creative and impactful ways.
Doctoral Candidate in Immunology & Infectious Diseases
MA in Secondary Science Education, 2012
BSc in Biochemistry, 2007
R-Ladies Dallas welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you’re a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members’ R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!
A text designed to cover both the use of data science in education as well as data science education
A four day summer workshop for HS-aged Girl Scouts focused on learning and applying the principles of data science to water usage at the GSNETX STEM Center of Excellence
The ‘R for Data Science’ online learning community is a dynamic and supportive environment that brings together mentors and learners as they undertake self-paced learning via the ‘R for Data Science’ text
The Tasty Data Project is a series of multi-media projects that use small data sets from the world around us to both learn and teach data science with R. The first in the series, The Taco Project, begins filming in April 2018