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I'm a cognitive scientist and data scientist tackling questions on how people think about and interact with different technologies. Through out my career as a researcher, I have developed skills in statistical analysis, computer programming, and stakeholder management.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology
M.S., Developmental Psychology
Graduate Data Science Certificate
Graduate Teacher Certificate

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

B.S., Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Minor, Ancient and Medieval Studies

 

EXPERIENCE

 

PEOPLE RESEARCH SCIENTIST, FACEBOOK

May 2018 - Present

  • Analyzing effectiveness of recruiting strategies to provide actionable insights for senior leadership that impact and improve recruiting source effectiveness and increase hiring of high quality candidates


DATA SCIENTIST, PAPERSPACE

September 2016 - May 2018

  • Analyzed impact of marketing campaigns on KPIs. Produced action plan with marketing team to increase revenue from ads by 40%. 

  • Created and analyzed database of customer profiles from online resources. Directing marketing efforts toward most profitable markets and channels (Python). 

  • Performed revenue and cohort analysis to produce visualizations of customer purchasing behavior (SQL/R).

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH SCIENTIST, POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES PROJECT,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND ALGORHYTHM, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

July 2017 - May 2018

  • Investigated impact of youth organizing activities on 1200 youth from 8 sites in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Providence. Developing survey materials, analyzing longitudinal data, and merging data set with external data from the NYC Department of Education (SQL/R).

  • Collaborated with CEO of Algorhythm and team of professors from 3 universities.

LABORATORY COORDINATOR & GRADUATE RESEARCHER, 

INFANT COGNITION PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

July 2011 - May 2018

  • Led team of 5 researchers to investigate children’s beliefs about robots. Designed 3 experiments, analyzed 240 children, and established a measurement scale using EFA and multiple regression (R).

  • Measured children’s neural activation. Preprocessed and analyzed 1.42 GB of neuroimaging time series data using PCA and ANOVA (MATLAB/R).

  • Designed 5 additional experiments to evaluate infants’ thoughts about people.

  • Wrote 9 published articles.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LIVING LAB,

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

January 2015 - May 2017

  • Trained 30 students in effective science communication

  • Organized a symposium with 50 attendees to disseminate child development research from the University of Michigan, local museums, and national and regional partners

SERVICE

 

MENTOR, #BUILTBYGIRLS

June 2019 - Present

Coaching high school and college women to be the next generation of female leaders, builders, and creators into careers powered by technology

FOUNDER AND INSTRUCTOR, CODING CLUB, COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

January 2017 - Present

  • Instructed 15 high school students in computer programming. Three students were accepted and attended multiple engineering camps and computer science internships. 

SKILLS

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

R
SPSS
MPlus
SQL

PROGRAMMING

Python
MATLAB

DESIGN

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop