Jolene received her MSci in Chemistry from Queens University Belfast in 2013. As an undergraduate, she worked in the area of organic reaction development. In 2013, she moved to the University of Cambridge to carry out PhD research with Professor Jonathan Goodman. Her thesis work combined computation and experiment to understand chiral phosphoric acid catalysis. After graduating in 2017, she moved to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City as a Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Matthew Sigman. Here, her research focused on predictive modeling in organic synthesis. In 2018, she was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue this work. In September 2020, she joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor focusing on machine learning applications to organic synthesis.