We are thrilled to welcome Jordan Landers to the lab, as a first-year (but not quite first-timer) graduate student. Jordan was originally trained in the mathematical arts at Williams College, and had a short stint as graduate student at Columbia University in 2010-2013, before working as a data scientist in the software industry until last year. She has a unique combination of technical skills and scientific interests that makes her a perfect fit for this lab (but don’t worry, we’re quite accepting of other life stories!). Jordan is supported by USC and the PaleoCube project, helping us create tools and tutorials that enable the paleoclimate community to do more with their hard-earned observations and model simulations. She’s already proven herself a very creative teaching assistant as well! We wish her the best for her PhD, and have no doubt she we will bring the field forward in many ways.