Jessica Dyer joined the Data Services team at LevelTen Energy this past July as a Software Engineer. She joins us from the University of Washington, where she was a research scientist working to improve healthcare services for adolescents living with HIV/AIDS in western Kenya. While in this role, she honed her programming skills and decided to transition into Software Engineering.
Does LevelTen’s mission resonate with you? If so, why?
Yes! I have always tried to ensure that my work is aligned with my values. In my past positions, that meant working to improve peoples’ lives through evidence-based health interventions. With my transition into Software Engineering, I wanted to move into the climate space, so I started exploring different companies and was really impressed with LevelTen’s mission and the work being done. I’m incredibly grateful that I was able to maintain my mission-driven ideals while transitioning into tech.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy so many things about my job! First, my colleagues are excellent. I’ve learned so much from them in the short time I’ve been here. I also enjoy the technical challenges we’re working to solve to advance LevelTen’s mission. It’s really fun to follow our data products through the entire lifecycle: from inception to final product.
What do you think is the best perk or benefit LTE offers?
Coming from the public sector, everything in the tech industry feels like a perk! I really enjoy the Fremont location of the Seattle office. It’s close to home, so I get to walk to work when I come into the office. Also, the bottomless kombucha at the office is pretty great!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m an avid climber, skier, and occasional trail runner. You can usually find me in the mountains of Washington, climbing on rocks or sliding down the snow. My partner and I also teach climbing skills at our local mountaineering club, introducing more people to the joys of climbing!
What made you want to work in the renewable energy/climate tech sector?
I've always strived to ensure the work that I do aligns with my values. In public health, my motivation came from my belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare. Transitioning into the climate space from public health wasn't too far of a leap. I feel that the climate crisis is the number one issue of our time. Not only does the climate crisis have devastating impacts on our planet, but it is also closely tied to public health and has serious implications for peoples’ wellbeing. My transition into the climate space was born from my desire to improve peoples’ lives through the work that I do every day. I hope that by contributing to the energy transition, I'm making the world just a little bit better.
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