Jarod is a data engineer whose work is driven by a passion for using data and technology to effect positive social change. Jarod is particularly dedicated to making data more accessible and understandable to those who need it and those who are affected by it. Jarod is also highly skilled in providing high-quality tools to allow for data-informed decision making. In addition to supporting clients by developing tools for data management and organization, Jarod also has deep experience in working with software testing and task automation.
Prior to joining HSRI, Jarod was a laboratory technician at UMass Amherst, where their work involved a multitude of tasks ranging from laboratory upkeep to providing technical solutions to the department. Jarod has also worked on several projects related to computer and data science, namely as a software engineer for a proprietary survey system and as a research assistant studying algorithms related to reinforcement learning and artificial intelligence.
When not at work, Jarod enjoys exploring new places, cooking, and taking care of a growing number of houseplants.
- Bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst