Jessie Finocchiaro

Hi, I’m Jessie! (Pronouns: she/her)

I’m about to start my 3rd year of my PhD in the CS Theory group at CU Boulder, working with Dr. Rafael Frongillo. In general, my research interests intersect Theoretical Machine Learning, Algorithmic Game Theory, and Computational Economics. I was recently named as a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Before starting graduate school at CU, I didn’t feel like I knew anyone who had gotten a research-based graduate degree, and as a result, had no idea what I was getting into. For example, I didn’t know that many PhD programs are fully-funded, I had no idea how to search for programs, etc. In fact, I really didn’t even know what questions to ask about programs. If you feel like you’re in the same boat, I would be more than happy to chat and share my experience, or try to connect you to someone in graduate school with a similar background.

Last year, I was interviewed for our department get-to-know-you, and got to sit down with my good friend Izzy for a nice chat.

In my free time, I get to play soccer with the CU Women’s Club Soccer Team as well.


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