New Faces: Jessica Jaynes
Jessica Jaynes grew up in Huntington Beach, Calif., but rarely made time to hit the sand and surf even though she lived only a few miles from the beach. Now a professor of statistics, Jaynes hopes to dispel the myth that statisticians are only number-crunchers. She is continuing her research to develop new methodologies for experiments to help cure illness. The first-generation college graduate received her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Fullerton, where she was one of a few females to earn a degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. from UCLA.