Rotarians Hear About Mardi Gras In The Big Easy From Jessie Conrad

Jessie Conrad 2.jpgRotarian and New Orleans native Jessie Conrad took time on Fat Tuesday to tell members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Mardi Gras customs, traditions and celebrations in the Big Easy.  Conrad is a Post-Masters Intern at LANL in the Theoretical Division.  She holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Public Health (2016) and a M.S. degree in Public Health in Biostatistics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Conrad
specializes in mathematical and statistical modeling for disease transmission. Her research interests lie in understanding the dynamics of vector-borne disease transmission and mitigation. She is currently working on projects modeling everything from influenza and smallpox to West Nile and Zika virus transmission.  Conrad is a delightful member of the local Rotary Club and frequently assists with youth exchange activities. Photo by Alison Pannell