Jessie Hong-Dwyer, Ph.D. currently serves as the GIS Manager for The Ray. Before joining the team, she was a professor of geography, teaching introduction to advanced-level GIS courses and conducting numerous GIS research projects for more than ten years at the University of West Georgia.

She collaborated with the Georgia Department of Education, Cobb County School District, and the National Geographic Society as a GIS professional. She is a published author of 35+ scientific articles and a presenter of 25+ papers at regional, national, and international professional conferences.

She holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, an M.S. in geography from San Diego State University, and a B.S. in geography from The Ohio State University.