Jill Kelly received the 2015 Yale Graduate School Public Service Award for Community Service for her volunteer work and outreach with the New Haven community. Jill is a parent activist and volunteer in the New Haven Public Schools. She is the vice president of the parent-teacher organization at the Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), where she teaches python programming and helps coach the middle school’s award-winning math team. Jill received a Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Doctoral Pilot Grant (2014) and the New Haven Public Schools TAPS Award for Public Service (2014). At Yale, Jill works on the spatial and statistical analysis of LiDAR data in forest biomass estimation. Her research investigates how choices made about data collection, computer processing, and statistical methods can affect the quality of biomass estimates for boreal forests. Her major advisor is Professor Timothy Gregoire.