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

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Baltimore, Maryland

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

A: Economics, UVA, 2016

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: Technical Account Manager at Brightpearl

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

A: I'm curious to learn machine learning and predictive modeling that can be applied to real-world questions of interest. Additionally, I'm looking forward to learning how to convey insights and findings derived from technical data science principles in order to educate decision making. 

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

A: One interest of mine is to branch out and enter the biomedical space - specifically in single-cell cancer genomics. Due to my background in technology + software, I'm also considering re-entering the customer experience industry through a different lens and with an entirely new skillset. 

Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?

A: Last year I learned how to row. Pre-COVID, I would row regularly with my 4+ crew - it's the only thing I'm willing to wake up at 4:30am for...