Jessica Kirkpatrick
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Jessica Kirkpatrick is a Data Scientist for Hired. Jessica joined Hired after leading ed-tech start-up InstaEDU through a successful acquisition by Chegg as the Director of Data Science. She is also on the editorial board for Data4America. Before making her transition to the private sector in 2012, Jessica earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley, where she studied some of the most distant and brightest known objects in the universe, quasars, and worked with large and complex data sets. Today, instead of spending her days finding patterns in the structure of the universe, she spends them finding patterns in the behaviors of people in order to make technology work better for us all. In addition to her work in private industry, Jessica maintains an active role in giving back to the astrophysics community. She is the blogger-in-chief for Women-in-Astronomy, and a contributor to Astrobetter, Women 2.0, and Lady Paragons. She is also a member of the American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy.
April 04, 2017

Hired Releases Second Annual Report on the Tech Industry's Gender Wage Gap

A year into my first tech job, I found out that two men on my team were being paid $10,000 more than me. I was shocked because we had the same job title, similar experience, and had been hired...

November 06, 2016

Hired Releases Women, Work and the State of Wage Inequality: UK Edition

I joined Hired just over a year ago as a data scientist and it's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career, in large part because I am afforded the opportunity to work on projects that...