Jackie graduated Swarthmore College in May 2014 with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Engineering. At Swarthmore, she worked with Professor Matt Zucker in developing tools for robotics education and TA’d students in fundamental robotics concepts as well as controlling Turtlebots in ROS. Under the guidance of Kevin Peterson and Red Whittaker at Carnegie Mellon University, she developed a simulation framework for, and published research on, autonomous path planning for lunar rovers. As a summer intern at OSRF, she created a suite of demos and tools for the Baxter Research Robot from Rethink Robotics. She joined the team full-time in September 2014.