Jessie Stickgold-Sarah, ’97, is a Lecturer II with Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. She holds a B.S. in EECS from MIT and a Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University, where she studied the use of genetic language in fiction. Previously, she worked as a network engineer in Silicon Valley research labs. She also taught courses in writing, literature and science writing at Brandeis. Her research focuses on the reasoning patterns and communication forms of computer systems, public policy, and synthetic biology.