Shemika is a Biologist turned Data Enthusiast. Her background is in Molecular and Cellular Biology, which she studied at the University of California Berkeley. Thinking back to the biology and chemistry experiments she did in college made her realize that she didn't care about the 'actual experiment'...she just wanted to get the data because that's when the fun began!
I fell in love with data when I realized its power. It has the ability to shed light on issues and bring insight for decision making purposes. It's versatile you can use it shed light on social issues or improve business plans.
She's currently working on re-doing her site, but if you want to see what she's up to you can see updates on Twitter or Github.