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Meet OurAlumni

Tiffany Moeller

Software Engineer

Considering her career path and where she is now, it’s remarkable to think that Tiffany Moeller has never taken a college-level math course. Find out how she went from earning a degree in counseling to finding her way into data science and engineering, all the while finding motivation from the idea of using data for social good.

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Jeff Kao

Computational Journalist

Bootcamp graduate Jeff Kao knows that we’re living in a time of heightened media distrust – and that’s precisely why he relishes his job in the media. “It's heartening to work at an organization that cares so much about producing excellent work,” he said of the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where he works as a Computational Journalist.

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Leon Johnson

Data Scientist

“Learn, viciously.” That's the advice Metis graduate Leon Johnson gives to those interested in the bootcamp. And he's no stranger to following his own advice when dedicated to professional and academic pursuits. Read his story, which involves a Math degree, being commissioned into the Air Force, a master's degree, the bootcamp, and his current role as Data Scientist.

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Laura Chen

Quantitative Investment Associate

Bootcamp graduate Laura Chen has always been deeply curious about human behavior. Read how she landed a job that allows her to explore that interest while also working closely with her passions for finance and technology.

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Emy Parparita

Machine Learning Engineer

After 20+ years of working as a senior-level software engineer for companies like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, Emy Parparita was looking for a change. Read how the bootcamp helped him transition to his current role of Machine Learning Engineer at Quora.

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Chris Gillespie

Sr. Analyst

Bootcamp grad Chris Gillespie is a Chicagoan through and through. He got a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern, attended our bootcamp in the city, and now works there as a Sr. Analyst at United Airlines. Read his story, including why he thinks Chicago is a strong market to launch and sustain a data science career.

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Kai-Ray Wang

Analytics Manager

News media has been through a lot of change in the past decade, especially in terms of its forced and jagged transition to digital production. Wang works to boost digital subscriptions at The New York Times as an Analytics Manager on the Consumer Acquisition team.

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Summer Rankin

Lead Data Scientist

In many ways, the training structure of a bootcamp represents ideal preparation for consulting work, which can change dramatically from project to project and requires a broad range of skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to work with rotating teams and individuals. Read Rankin's story of a transition from academia to data science consulting via the bootcamp. She is also a graduate of the Metis Data Science Bootcamp in Chicago.

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David Luther

Back-End Developer

Luther had been on the road for nearly two decades, touring with musical acts like Meat Loaf and Dweezil Zappa, singing and playing saxophone, keyboards, and rhythm guitar to sold-out crowds around the world. But in time, he began to crave a change. Read how he arrived at our Chicago bootcamp and at his current role as a back-end developer for The Perduco Group.

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Susan Fung

Sr. Data Analyst

In this video interview, hear Metis Seattle graduate Susan Fung tell the story of how she selected Metis vs. academia, plus she shares thoughts on her current role with Liberty Mutual and how the bootcamp helped her prepare for it.

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Dan Taber

Product Scientist

Bootcamp grad Dan Taber is certainly no stranger to data. Prior to landing his current role, he’d already been working with data for more than 15 years in various academic roles spanning science, technology, and policy. But his hard skills had fallen out of date. Enter the bootcamp as a way to bridge the gap between his academic background and industry ambitions.

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Gavin King

Data Scientist

King grew up in Arizona, got a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and now lives and works in Seattle, where they’ve found a home in the bustling data science community as a Data Scientist at Zulily, a growing e-commerce company...

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Sravanthi Ponnana

Business Intelligence Engineer

While working as a software engineer at a consulting agency, Sravanthi Ponnana automated computer hardware ordering processes for a project with Microsoft, attempting to identify existing and/or potential loopholes in the ordering system...

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Emily Barry

Data Scientist

Emily's interest in technology stems from a desire to know and understand how things work, while she’s naturally drawn to creative pursuits, having spent years as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist for a signed, touring band...

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Alan Schoen

Data Scientist

He wanted to experience it all – every bit of its nearly 2,200 miles, over hills and mountains, through dense woods, and across multiple state lines. When Alan Schoen took six months to hike the Appalachian Trail, he’d just returned to the United States after 10 years of studying and working abroad...

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Nelson Spencer

Senior Analyst

Nelson Spencer is a Senior Analyst of Data Strategy & Analytics at Major League Soccer’s headquarters in New York City. He’s a soccer fan who grew up playing the sport, and he still plays to this day. Even so, he says the job’s main perk is the data itself...

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Megha Jain

Data Scientist

Since taking a formative environmental science course in high school, Megha Jain has had her sights set on working in environmental policy."It's always been a fascinating area for me because it combines many different fields..." she said.

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Galen Ballew

Data Architect

Self-driving cars, once only existent in the realm of science fiction, edge closer to reality with each passing day. Data scientists like Galen Ballew, a graduate of the first Metis bootcamp in Chicago, are working day in and day out to make it so.

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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

Principal Data Scientist

This role is different for Andre Gatorano – and that’s a good thing. He’s now a Principal Data Scientist at Capital One, where he enjoys the fruits of the company’s noticeably strong commitment to a comprehensive data strategy.

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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

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

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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Marcus Carney

Data Scientist

Marcus Carney’s career has spanned many different roles. After serving as an Airborne Infantryman in the United States Army, he started school at Ohio University to earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. He then kicked off a career...

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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

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

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

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

Data Viz Engineer

"Data science doesn't mean a thing if it's not communicated effectively," according to Nathan Cheever. We agree, and we're excited to see Nathan putting that belief into professional practice as a Data Visualization Engineer at Ancestry.

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Jaclyn Weiser

Senior Data Scientist

Jaclyn Weiser graduated from our bootcamp in July 2015, after which she joined ZeroFOX as a Senior Data Scientist. In this Q&A, she talks her time at the social media cybersecurity startup, her experiences at Metis, and more. (Since this article was written, she's moved on to new, exciting roles in data science.)

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Yong Cho

Data Scientist

How does the weather affect your food-ordering patterns? As a Data Scientist at Grubhub, Metis bootcamp alumnus Yong Cho works on figuring out the daily impact of weather on the business.

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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. At the time of this Q&A, she was a Senior Analyst in Center for Healthcare Management at the University of Vermont Medical Center, working on data projects that directly impact patients' healthcare. (She's since moved on to new, exciting roles in data science).

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Emily Hough Kovacs

Data Scientist

Emily is 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.

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Jessica Freaner

Data Scientist

Looking to transition out of her career in trade finance, Jessica Freaner came across Metis and was drawn to the program based on the involvement of Datascope Analytics. The Chicago-based data science consulting firm was instrumental in developing the bootcamp curriculum...

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Lorena De La Parra Landa

Data Scientist

After graduating with a degree in International Relations from Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico, Lorena served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Togo and South Africa, where she was focused on developing...

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Lillian Tong

Associate Data Scientist

During a conversation with a former colleague, Lillian Tong had an 'aha' moment. As they discussed machine learning and how it could be applied to the work being done at their company, she felt a surge of interest and engagement that she hadn’t experienced in regards to any of her previous work...

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Bootcamp Prep Courses

Introduction to Data Science

"The class was an excellent introduction to this topic, and I now feel so much more prepared to continue learning about data science on my own."

Laura Pederson

Beginner Python and Math for Data Science

"The Beginner Python and Math for Data Science course was instrumental in preparing me for the Metis Bootcamp Application. I was able to improve my Python skills and brush up on my math fundamentals, which ultimately enabled me to get accepted and successfully complete the Bootcamp."

Carolina Gomez

Introduction to Data Science

"The Intro to Data Science class provides a great overview on Data Science topics. The instructor clearly explains the main points and always takes extra mileage to help us to understand the issue whether in the class or after hours via group chat."

Linda Fu

Beginner Python and Math for Data Science

"This course gave me a good idea of what I will be working with and what I will be doing as a data scientist. The instructor was very good and very patient. Between the use of the Jupyter Notebooks and the recorded sessions, the course has given me a breadcrumb trail to complete the mastery of each topic covered after the course is finished...I'm glad I found METIS!"

Michael Reekie

Introduction to Data Science

"The instructor’s enthusiasm and ability to explain complex topics made this a great introduction to the fundamentals of data science and Python programming. This course helped prepare me for the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of concepts taught throughout the bootcamp."

Renkoh Kato