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Kimberely mitchell

Kimberely Mitchell

Data Analyst

Bootcamp graduate Kimberley Mitchell, now a Data Analyst at Newsela, always had a significant interest in one crucial pillar of data science – statistics. This propelled her toward degrees in industrial engineering and economics, and into a career that has clear a delineation between before and after the birth of the mainstream internet.

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Andre gatorano

Andre Gatorano

Data Scientist

Metis bootcamp graduate Andre Gatorano is now a lead Data Scientist at Blitsy, where he works on a number of projects aimed at helping both the company and customer maximize their digital experiences on the site. I recently caught up with Andre to talk about his multi-purpose role, to discuss what tools he's using on the job, and much more.

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Devin wieker

Devin Wieker

Data Scientist

Metis graduate Devin Wieker is now a Data Scientist at Facebook’s Bay Area headquarters, where he’s focused specifically on Messenger growth and where he soaks in the highly technical work and environment.

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Michael palazzolo

Michael Palazzolo

Head of Data Science

As a Neural Engineering Ph. D candidate, Michael Palazzolo designed a virtual reality video game for primates. The data he collected was used to construct statistical models that charted the relationship between arm movement and vision to brain activity.

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Sameh saleh

Sameh Saleh

Resident Physician in Internal Medicine

Sameh shares his story with the hope to inspire other clinicians-in-training to seriously consider the value of a data science education in their lifelong medical endeavors.

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Andy Sherman Ash

Data Scientist

Before he’d even heard of data science, Andy Sherman-Ash was employing the powers of artificial intelligence in his career as a professional poker player. He taught himself how to code by crafting a neural network-based poker AI that used the machine learning software Weka.

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Jessica cox

Jessica Cox

Data Scientist

The road to a career in data science is often unpaved and unpredictable. For Metis alumna Jessica Cox, it started with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and led to her current role as Data Scientist at Elsevier Labs, a scientific publishing company.

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Michael lai

Michael Lai

Data Scientist

Chicago native Michael Lai is a lifelong basketball fan (he grew up adoring the Michael Jordan-led Bulls) with a passion for programming, data, and analytics. He recently got a job as a Data Scientist for the Philadelphia 76ers and considers working for an NBA organization a dream come true.

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Max farago

Max Farago

Data Engineer

Like many Metis alumni, Max Farago came from a career quite different from data science. He worked for nearly four years as a lawyer – even running his own practice – and is now a Data Engineer at PreciseTarget, where he’s one of two people with a data background at the retail-oriented startup.

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Jamie fradkin

Jamie Fradkin

Data Scientist

Metis graduate Jamie Fradkin's work as a Data Scientist at BuzzFeed is applied to optimizing viral posts that you’ve probably read and shared hundreds (or more) times.

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Nathan cheever

Nathan Cheever

Data Viz Engineer

"Data science doesn't mean a thing if it's not communicated effectively," according to recent Metis Data Science Bootcamp graduate Nathan Cheever. We agree, and we're excited to see Nathan putting that belief into professional practice as a Data Visualization Engineer at Ancestry. Read on to find out about his day-to-day work and how his bootcamp experience prepared him for it.

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Jaclyn weiser

Jaclyn Weiser

Senior Data Scientist

Jaclyn Weiser graduated from the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in July, 2015 before joining ZeroFOX as a Senior Data Scientist. In this Q&A, she talks about her current role at the social media cyber security startup, her time at Metis, and the data science tools she's using on a regular basis.

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Yong cho

Yong Cho

Data Scientist

Metis graduate Yong Cho currently works as a Data Scientist at GrubHub, the food delivery company responsible for countless delicious meals delivered to my Brooklyn apartment. We caught up with Yong this week to ask about his role at GrubHub, his time at Metis, and his advice for current and future students.

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Alison cossette

Alison Cossette

Senior Analyst

Bootcamp graduate Alison Cossette came to Metis with 10 years of healthcare experience and a desire to integrate that with rigorous data science training. She's now a Senior Analyst in Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Vermont Medical Center, working on projects that directly impact patients' healthcare.

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Emily hough kovacs

Emily Hough Kovacs

Data Scientist

It’s not just about the final product when it comes to music. It’s about the intricacies of production, the record label dealings, and the entire creative and business process. Now a Data Scientist at music streaming giant Spotify, where she works on the Creator Products Insights Team, her daily work aligns with her interest in the creative music process from start to finish – and she’s certainly not alone in that.

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Here are a few of the companies where our alumni work!
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Made At Metis

Data Science Motorcycles: Lean Assist

By: Josh Peng

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Numer.ai and Ensemble

By: Andre Gatorano

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Halting the Spread of HIV

By: Emily Schuch

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