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
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
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.
Adobe After Effects