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Data Scientist

BA Computer Science, Bard College

BA Music, Bard College

Los Angeles, California

Coding a Better World

Data science and Computer science are power tools and it's up to those who have those skills to decide where and how to use them. Just like any power tool, you need to use them with purpose: to gain a better understanding, optimize health data, communicate and to revitalize the planet. My mission is to use these tools to "code for good". In high school, I studied the Ethics of Technology and made a commitment to myself, to use these skills to better the world. I never looked back. In college, I majored in computer science and viola performance in a rich liberal arts environment. I learned to learn. My music influenced my coding, coding improved my music. Curiosity is my superpower. With my strong work ethic and armed with my curiosity, I am able to understand the knowledge spaces in which I work regardless if it's Healthcare or Renewable Energy.

I aim for excellence, elegance and fluidity in my coding. R, Python, Java, and I pride myself on effective and human centered communication with my teams and colleagues. I currently work at the UCLA Metabolomics Center and Graeber Lab (specializes in cancer research). At the metabolomics center, I regularly run the R pipeline code for the UCLA Metabolomics Center, that takes raw Metabolomics data from the mass spectrometer, improves its readability, accuracy, and outputs data files such as heat maps and PCAs before sending the results off to clients.

In the Graeber lab, I work on the uveal melanoma project. I've visualized gene expression data, run ARACNe a program for cell protein behavior analysis, coded a 3d PCA program to better visualize the first 3 principal components, leading to greater analysis. I am equally at home with Biologists, Physicists, musicians, engineers, farmers, feminists, designers and investors and anyone willing to work to build the kind of world we all want to live in.

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