Rebekah Jones Biography
Rebekah Jones is an American geographer and whistleblower. She specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS) data science to track hurricanes, epidemiology, and climatology.
Jones became a GIS Analyst at the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee in September 2018.
She worked as a geographic information sciences manager for the Florida Department of Health from November 2019 until May 2020. While there, she helped the agency’s geospatial response during Hurricane Michael, as well as tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida.
She went viral in May 2020 after making allegations that the Florida Department of Health pressured her to strategically align COVID-19 case data with Florida’s goal to reopen the state.
Rebekah Jones Education
Jones attended Syracuse University where she graduated with dual degrees in Earth Science and Journalism in 2012.
She also graduated cum laude from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
From 2016 to 2018, Jones was a graduate student in the Department of Geography at Florida State University. At the university, she completed course work with an emphasis on data science.
Rebekah Jones Age
Jones is 31 years old as of 2020. She was born in July 1989.
Rebekah Jones Family -Parents/ Siblings
Jones has managed to live a very private life, especially where her family is involved. There is no information about her parents or siblings. We will provide information about her family once it is available.
Rebekah Jones Husband
As earlier noted, Jones has led a very private life. It is not known whether the geographer is married or not. We will provide this information as soon as it is available.
Rebekah Jones Police Raid
Jones’ home was raided by police on December 7th, 2020 at 8:30 am and they confiscated electronic devices from her home including her personal phone and laptop computer.
In a statement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that a warrant for Jones was issued because she was suspected of hacking into a Florida Department of Health computer system.
She was also suspected of sending an unauthorized message to members of the State Emergency Response Team on November 10, 2020.