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

Pronouns: she, her

Q: Where is your hometown?

A: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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

A: Mathematical Decision Sciences, University of North Carolina, 2017

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: Data Analyst at Merkle

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

A: I'm interested in many areas of data science, such as computer vision and machine learning, but I am most interested in learning when and how to effectively and responsibly apply such methods to solve real-world problems.

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

A: In my future career, I hope to use data science to help others. While I don't know exactly what that career will look like, some fields of interest include data journalism, public health, history.

Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?

A: Last fall, I interned in the Yosemite National Park Archives, where I worked on digitizing the park's historic photo collection.