Chris Lester joined CareJourney in February 2017 and is serving as the Director of Data Science and Research. In this role, he oversees the development of novel algorithms that power CareJourney’s products as well as CareJourney’s research goals and partnerships. Chris comes to CareJourney from Equate Analytics, a company dedicated to helping consumers explore health insurance options, where he led their search engine marketing and data science efforts. Before that, Chris was an Office of Science Graduate Fellow at the Department Energy sifting through peta-bytes of data for new particle signatures at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. His efforts contributed to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, a particle central to the Standard Model of Particle Physics. Chris received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Experimental Particle Physics and B.S from Duke University in Physics and German Literature.