Jesse Lecy is an Associate Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. His research examines the economics of the nonprofit sector with a focus on the life-cycles of charitable organizations, nonprofit entrepreneurship, and performance of social programs, as well as work on urban policies that promote strong communities. He has worked actively to integrate data science into public affairs and data-driven management practices in public and nonprofit organizations. He is currently the academic director of the M.S. in Policy Analytics and Program Evaluation in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at ASU. He is an advocate of open science practices in scholarship and a co-founder of the Nonprofit Open Data Collective, a group of industry experts and data scientists that are committed to creating better data for the sector.