Background: B.S. Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2014; Financial Analyst, WETA/PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA); Brand Specialist, Consumer Electronics, Amazon (Seattle, WA)

Why data science? I first became interested in data science while working for Amazon. I was able to see up close the power of the models that Amazon's data scientists had built, and used the output of many of these models on a daily basis, which gave me an appreciation for the impact that data science can have.

I love working with data, enjoy programming, and want to deepen my technical expertise at a world-class university. Through the MSDS program, I will gain both a solid theoretical foundation in analytical techniques and practice applying that knowledge to real world problems.

Research and Career Interests: All aspects of machine learning, and particularly deep learning and its applications.