Katie Jolly

Geographer, Data Scientist, Information Designer in Saint Paul & Seattle (soon)

Currently

Regional Policy and Research at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities

Research and professional interests

Cartography and information design, Bayesian spatial modeling, data science education, data communication, active transportation & public transit planning, public policy evaluation, statistical computing, neighborhood development

Technical Skills

R/RStudio, ArcGIS, QGIS, GitHub, Excel, Python, SQL, HTML5/CSS, LaTeX, Tableau, Django, Jekyll, R Shiny, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign, Leaflet, Inkscape, Markdown

Education

2015 to 2019 Macalester College | Saint Paul, MN

B.A. Geography, B.A. Applied Mathematics and Statistics (honors) cum laude

Honors Thesis Digitizing, Districting, and Data: Creating an open-source precinct shapefile for Ohio

Professional Experience

May to August 2019 Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities | Data Science Intern

January to May 2019 Macalester College Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department | Saint Paul, MN | Teaching Assistant, Machine Learning and Statistical Computing (MATH 253)

June to August 2018 Voting Rights Data Institute at Tufts University and MIT | Somerville, MA | Undergraduate Summer Fellow

August 2017 to December 2018 Macalester College Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department | Saint Paul, MN | Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Data Science (COMP 112)

June to August 2017 BlueLabs | Washington, DC | Data Science Intern

January to May 2017 Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota | Saint Paul, MN | Statistical Consultant

Publications

2019 Curious City: In, Out, Above, Beyond, Saint Paul, a cultural atlas

Digitizing Precinct Maps: A How-To Guide

R Packages

Jolly, K.; Kelly, K. (2019). approxprecincts: Approximate Voting Precinct Boundaries Using Voterfile Addresses. R package version 0.0.0.9000. https://github.com/ykelly/approxprecincts

Jolly, K. (2018). advicegiveR: R Wrapper for the Advice Slip API. R package version 1.0.0. https://github.com/katiejolly/advicegiveR

Awards

2019 Student Educator of the Year, Macalester College

Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award in Geographic Science, American Association of Geographers (AAG)

2018 Student Educator of the Year, Macalester College

Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Honorable Mention, The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education

Daniel Kaplan Award in Statistics and Data Science, Macalester College Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department

David A. Lanegran Award in Geography, Macalester College Geography Department

Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference Best Video Presentation, The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education

Student Scholar & First Place in Undergraduate Presentation Competition, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Community Engagement

2019 Saint Paul Public Libraries, Panelist at the Open Data Party series, part of the Civic Switchboard Project

RLadies Twin Cities, Co-organizer

Macalester Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department, Student Representative

2018 Macalester Women in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Committee, Committee Member

Talks

2019 Spatial Data Science in R, rNorth Conference

Digitizing, Districting, and Data: Creating an Open-Source Precinct Shapefile for Ohio, Honors Defense, Macalester College

2018 Digitizing, Districting, and Data: Creating an Open-Source Precinct Shapefile for Ohio, eUSR Conference

GIS as a Civic Engagement Tool: The Geography of Voting Rights, Macalester Geography Department Seminar

Digitizing, Districting, and Data: Creating an Open-Source Precinct Shapefile for Ohio, MN GIS/LIS Conference

2017 Political donations from STEM community: Learning dplyr!, RLadies Twin Cities

Writing narratives with data: An introduction to ggplot2!, RLadies Twin Cities

Proud leaders: How women in tech talk about themselves on Twitter, eUSR Conference

Proud leaders: How women in tech talk about themselves on Twitter, Hack and Tell DC