Meet Clair! She will graduate with her MSDS in 2021. 

Pronouns: She, her, hers 

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Birmingham, AL, US

Q: What was your undergraduate degree (major), school, and year of graduation? 

A: BS in Physics, BA in English lit, Birmingham-Southern College, 2012

Q: Any post graduate degrees?

A: N/A

Q: If you worked full-time until recently, or are working now, please share your most recent/current employer and title?

A: Freelance writer, self; Bartender, DiAnoia's Eatery

Q: What are you particularly interested in learning about data science?

A: Right now, everything. Since I'm coming from a completely unrelated professional and academic background, I'm excited to dive in to the field and see all of the different possibilities.

Q: How do you hope to use data science in a future career?

A: After graduation, I hope to use data science in two ways: first, to serve the community at large in tech, policy, or a related field. Second, I would love to give back to the service industry community by studying it as a population and identifying needed resources.

Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?

A: 1. I have written two books about cocktails and bartending. 2. My dogs are named after Nikola Tesla.