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Jessica Decker

Head of Product at Disaster Tech

Jessica has more than a decade of design and user research, with previous clients such as MIT, Cornell University, and the California Academy of Sciences. Her focus is the development of streamlined interfaces for data visualization and collaborative decision support, in disaster and resource management settings. Prior to joining Disaster Tech, Ms. Decker led a real-time crowdsourcing effort to map community resources during Hurricane Harvey, which quickly scaled to 700 volunteers and gained national media attention. This project was a successful use case in the power of collaborative data, and inspired Ms. Decker to pursue further development of next-generation systems that anticipate the evolving hazard landscape. To this end, after previous degrees in design theory and science communication, Ms. Decker is currently completing a Master of Science thesis at Lund University, Sweden, in the Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation program. This work is focused on optimizing decision support systems in the emergency management environment, and furthers the Disaster Tech mission to provide clear and concise situational awareness.

Roles

  • Head of Product

    Current role

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