Online Student Ambassadors

August 16, 2022

Meet the 2022-2023 Admissions Ambassadors of the M.S. in Data Science, Online program. Feel free to email an ambassador directly with questions about the master's program or schedule a time to speak with them by phone or Zoom.


Suraj KunthuSuraj Kunthu
 

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Hometown: Centreville, VA

Undergrad institution: Virginia Commonwealth University

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Do you have previous work experience? 
I’ve been working as a production engineer at DuPont in Richmond, VA, for the past two years.

What has been your favorite class in the program so far?:
I’m looking forward to taking Deep Learning in the fourth semester.

What are your research/career interests?
I’m interested in machine learning and building artificial neural networks. I’m also interested in how we can better utilize data science tools in organizations to change for the better.

What made you choose UVA for your master's in data science?
I chose UVA because for its curriculum, focus on teamwork, and emphasis on data ethics. Also, it’s the nation’s first School of Data Science!

What is a fun fact about you?
I can't whistle but I love to try!. 

Connect with me on LinkedIn.


Abigail SnyderAbigail Snyder
 

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Hometown: Roanoke, VA

Undergrad institution: Liberty University

Major: Secondary Education

Do you have previous work experience? 
Ten years teaching middle and high school English in the international, public, and private educational spaces.

What has been your favorite class in the program so far? I am actually most excited about one of the last classes in the course, SARC 5400: Data Visualization, because I love the idea of taking data and communicating it using eye-catching images. 

What are your research/career interests? 
I'm a little undecided, but I am interested in both education equity advocacy and sports tech. 

What made you choose UVA for your master's in data science?
I learned that there was a collaborative effort between the school of education and the data science department to use data in the field of education and thought that sounded extremely interesting!

What is a fun fact about you?
I race mountain bikes at the elite level, but hate mud (and all things creepy-crawly)! 

Connect with me on LinkedIn.