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Meet Dangaia Sims, Metis Bootcamp Grad and Sr. Data Scientist at IBM
By Emily Wilson • August 23, 2018
In this brief interview, hear Sims tell the story of her transition from academia to industry and how the bootcamp helped her get there.
Metis Chicago graduate Dangaia Sims earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University in 2016 before applying to the bootcamp because she didn’t have the exact right blend of theory and skill necessary to move her career in the direction she came to desire.
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