Most recently, founder of the discipline of quantitative user experience research at Pinterest, Jolie helped build a platform for people to discover and share inspiring ideas in their daily lives. Previously on Google’s Search Analysis team, Jolie explored behavioral patterns in (very) big data, with the ultimate objective of improving information accessibility and utility for everyone.
A native Minnesotan, Jolie completed a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University after earning a PhD in Science, Technology, & Management from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Northwestern University. Her academic research and teaching focused on Judgment and Decision Making, investigating the role of technology in shaping individual choices and social interactions across a variety of domains.
In the past, Jolie set a personal goal to visit at least three new countries and run 1,000 miles every year. Now a new mom, her goals have shifted to visiting at least three new restaurants with her partner and to be there when her son takes his first steps.