Marisa Akers

  • Charlotte NC

Educated Statistician, Trained Analyst, Thought Curator

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015

Quality Assurance Analyst

Skookum Digital Works
  • Collaborate closely with developers, designers, strategists, and managers to cater to the client's communicated vision and unspoken needs
  • Organize thought processes with Mind Maps and Test Plans
  • Test software on multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Web)
  • Work on projects that feature content management systems, internationalization, third-party integrations (Wordpress, Zendesk, Tableau)
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

Organizer and Presenter

NightShift, hosted by Skookum Digital Works

A 14-week Program for curious and driven individuals interested in learning the agile software development cycle

Jan 2014 - Jul 2015


Luna's Living Kitchen

At a time in my life when my health was dangerously low, I learned to care for others by researching, listening, and nurturing.

I keep this awareness as I move on towards my career dreams.

May 2012 - Apr 2013


NCSU Computation for Undergraduates in Statistics Program

Partnering with the National Climatic Data Center, I built and tested spatio-temporal models for predicting sub-hourly precipitation.

Presented findings at:

    • 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium, NC State University
    • 2012 SACNAS National Conference in Seattle, Washington
    • 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug 2009 - Feb 2012

Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Yearbook Editor

North Carolina State University Student Media
  • Capturing and reporting events on campus and in the city
  • Editing content for daily newsprint and annual publications
  • 1 Year managing all photographers on staff (35-50 people, fluctuating)


Aug 2009 - Jul 2013

Statistics, B.S.

North Carolina State University

Minor in Spanish

3.495 Cum Laude



Project Management (Jira, Pivotal Tracker)

Team workflow and communication during iterative processes

Statistical Software (R, SAS, JMP, StatCrunch)

Programming, cleaning datasets, building models, creating visualizations

Self-Taught Computer Skills (Python, Processing, InDesign)

Online courses with Team Treehouse, Codecademy, Code School, General Assembly

Word Processing and Presentation (Microsoft Office, Keynote, Photoshop)