Hi, I’m Jessie! (Pronouns: she/her; pronounced: Jeh-see Fin-uh-car-oh)

I am on the 2023-24 academic job market. If you think I might be a good fit in your department, please feel free to reach out, and I would love to learn more.

I am a National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow and CRCS Fellow at Harvard University, hosted by Dr. Yiling Chen. I also collaborate with Teamcore, led by Dr. Milind Tambe.

I graduated from 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. In particular, I am interested in understanding the design and impacts of objective function design in prediction and optimization tasks. Previously, I was a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

I’m happy to chat about careers in research and my experience as a PhD student and postdoc. However, I sadly cannot meet with everyone who emails me; if we’re not already acquainted, please add “Marshfield” to the subject line and please add a few words about why you’re emailing me in particular.


  • September 2023: My paper “Using Property Elicitation to Understand Impacts of Fairness Constraints” is available on arXiv
  • August 2023: Our paper “Characterizing and Improving the Robustness of Predict-Then-Optimize Frameworks” was accepted to GameSec
  • July 2023: I gave a talk at the EC Gender Inclusion Workshop
  • March/April 2023: I visited UMass, BU, and Peking EconCS and Theory groups to talk about embeddings
  • February 2023: I gave an invited talk at the Queer in AI workshop at AAAI
  • November 2022: Jakob, Alex, Keziah, Faidra, Marc, and I had a paper accepted to AAAI
  • October 2022: The MD4SG Community Engagement team launched the first cycle of its mentorship program

News archive

At one point, I was interviewed for our department get-to-know-you, and got to sit down with my good friend Izzy for a nice chat. Get to know some more folks at Boulder CS through other Neural Network features.

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