Juniper Lovato (pronouns: she/her) is an educator and researcher in the field of complex systems and data science. Her current research focuses on data ethics, group privacy, complex systems, the science of stories, and open source ecosystems. She is the Director of partnerships and external programs at the Vermont Complex Systems Center at UVM where she organizes Complex Systems programs and thinks about data ethics. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Complex Systems & Data Science, at the University of Vermont! Previously, she was the Director of Education for the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she was born and raised (on a rural family compound (in the Village of Tesuque) populated by hippies and Spanish/Swedish folk musicians, yup they had a dance pavilion). In her free time, she makes/supports makerspaces and open source/open science programs
She is the inaugural Vermont regional partner with Code.org and the co-founder of the Vermont CSTA and the Vermont Computer Science Alliance. She serves on the board of the Network Science Society and the NE Chapter of the Complex Systems Society. She has created over 80 STEM education programs worldwide. She is the founder of the makerspace Make Santa Fe.