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Education & Independent Courses

Sep 2012Jun 2016

Statistics B.S. - 3.49 GPA

University of California, Los Angeles

Relevant Electives : Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Intermediate Programming (C++), Principles of Java Language with Applications

Online Courses

Udacity & Coursera

Udacity: Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree (In Progress), Artificial Intelligence for Robotics

Coursera & Johns Hopkins University's Data Science Specialization:  Getting and Cleaning Data (In Progress), R Programming, The Data Scientist's Toolkit

Work History

Jan 2017Present

Data Scientist

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Create data-driven solutions to address a variety of business-related concerns from around the laboratory using R and Tableau. Projects include optimizing university recruitment for employee retention and performance and analyzing commute patterns to increase available parking. 

Aug 2016Jan 2017

Rotational Business Associate

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Selective program providing new graduates experience in each of the six business operations divisions to understand their functions and needs before choosing a permanent position. 

Mar 2015Aug 2016

Tutor

mySTEMtutor.com

Traveled to the homes of high school students and tutored in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an engaging and informative manner.

Jun 2015Sep 2015

Associate Economic Consultant - Intern

Welch Consulting

Managed and analyzed large datasets to help understand workplace discrimination cases for client companies using Stata for UNIX. 

Dec 2012Sep 2013

Data Analyst

Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Processed and visualized data using Microsoft Excel, mySQL and Visual Studio.

Publications

Porse, Erik C., Madelyn Glickfeld, Keith Mertan, and Stephanie Pincetl. Pumping for the Masses: Evolution of Groundwater Rights in Metropolitan Los Angeles. Geojournal. 2015 Aug.