I'm a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, where I majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology. I am based in San Francisco, California.
Thinking back to the biology and chemistry experiments I did in college made me realize that I didn't care about the 'actual experiment'...I just wanted to get the data because that's when the fun began! I am a biologist turned data enthusiast.
I am self-teaching myself to become a Data Scientist. There is a ton of data being collected on every website and application that we use. All this data can be used to help businesses understand their customers and how to better appeal to them, how to best generate sales, decide on production, marketing techniques, and so forth, the possibilities are endless! We can analyze the data and use it to open up conversation about improvements, to tell a story about how the business has progressed, and to help make educated decisions for the businesses future.
If you aren't familiar with what a Data Scientist does it can be summed up as the 'integration of human knowledge and computer-based techniques to achieve what neither could achieve alone'- Data Science for Business. This field combines programming, machine learning, statistics, mathematics, business, and communication skills. There is so much to understand about this interdisciplinary field and I am beyond excited to keep learning.
Check out my Blog and Portfolio to see what I have accomplished. If you have any tips or book recommendations for me, I would love to hear them!