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Jess Hemerly

Master's Student
UC Berkeley School of Information
Born and raised in eastern rural Pennsylvania, Jess Hemerly has resided in the Bay Area for the last seven years. A former research editor and manager at Palo Alto's Institute for the Future, Jess is currently a second-year master's student at UC Berkeley's School of Information. As a freelance writer and cultural critic, Jess's writing has appeared in MAKE, The Onion, 7x7, and on Boing Boing, AlterNet, and several local music blogs. In 2009, Jess was nominated for a Webby award in the "Website: Weird" category for a blog she co-created, Sad Guys on Trading Floors. She has served as an intern in President Clinton's post-presidential office in Harlem. Jess blogs regularly for 7x7 and will receive her Master's in Information Management and Systems in May.