Jason Hennessey, Ph.D.Associate Scholar
Jason is a passionate advocate for the right to life, and currently serves as President of New Hampshire Right to Life, NH’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to Life. Jason realized the need for human rights for all people (both born and preborn) when preparing for a candidate forum while running for the NH legislature. Because of that, he now works to promote the right to life as the paramount issue in society to different audiences, and has spoken on the topic to legislators, state and national media, pro-life organizations, and many others.
Academically, he earned his Ph.D. in Computational Sciences and Statistics from South Dakota State University, completed postdoctoral studies at Boston University, earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Rivier University, and worked as a researcher in the computer industry for several years. Jason has published in a number of areas, including several Computer Science topics (like systems, cloud, security, privacy, and networking), Bioinformatics, and Reproducible Research. Jason also worked as a software engineer for over a decade, as the informatics leader for a long-term epidemiology study, and enjoys teaching computer science and math at the university and high school levels. He currently volunteers as a regional planning commissioner.
His interests include Statistics/Machine Learning, Computer Science, Informatics, and strategies to advocate for defending human rights.