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Start your data science career in Chicago.

Data science job openings are on the rise in Chicago and across the Midwest as companies are starting to more deeply understand that investing in a data science team or building up an analytics team will give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. A data science bootcamp education can be a huge advantage for your portfolio and resume in the pursuit of a job in data science or analytics - especially an immersive program like Metis. We know from experience that every data science job market is different - that's why we ensure our local Chicago team has deep roots in the data science industry. We also believe career coaching is a must when it comes to data science, and we’re proud to provide a careers curriculum dedicated to helping our students excel and prosper in the data science industry.

Meet our Chicago team.

Lara Kattan

Senior Data Scientist
Lara is constantly awe struck by how math and statistical models can so reasonably approximate the messy real world, and loves to share her passion for the theory. 
Lara comes to Metis from McKinsey, where she worked with financial institutions on risk modeling. Prior to settling into the practical world of consulting, Lara received a master's from the University of Chicago, where she had the privilege of thinking about problems with no real-world implications. There her passion for unstructured thinking and novel problem solving were nurtured and she took the lessons learned with her into conference rooms and PowerPoint decks. The statistical and mathematical elegance of data science are what animate her the most, but she gets her biggest joy from demystifying the rigorous mathematics for all audiences. If forced to snap out of her mathematical reveries, she's probably doing yoga, riding a bike, or drinking too much coffee. 

Alice Zhao

Senior Data Scientist

Alice, a Metis data science instructor, enjoys making complex things easy to understand.

Alice comes to Metis from, where she started as the company's first data scientist, supporting multiple functions from Marketing to Technology. During that time, she also co-founded a data science education startup, Best Fit Analytics Workshop, teaching weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago. Prior to becoming a data scientist, she worked at Redfin as an analyst and at Accenture as a consultant. She has her M.S. in Analytics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Northwestern University. She blogs about analytics and pop culture on A Dash of Data. Her blog post, "How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage" made it onto the front page of Reddit, gaining over half a million views in the first week. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories.

Check out content by and/or featuring Alice:

Podcast: Data Science for Beginners (Learn to Code with Me Podcast)

Talk: Support Vector Machines: A Visual Explanation with Sample Python Code

Article: Geek of the Week (GeekWire)

John Tate

Senior Data Scientist

John is a data scientist with experience in machine learning, cloud technologies, and business intelligence.

John joins Metis from WithumSmith+Brown, where he was a manager in their data and analytics practice. At Withum, John led engagements developing end to end solutions for clients with applications ranging from data management and cloud infrastructure to predictive analytics and business intelligence. He has taught data science for General Assembly as well as Microsoft training workshops and professional education courses for financial professionals.

Omar Singleton

Data Scientist

Omar is a data scientist and neuroscientist with a passion for understanding complex data and how it relates to the real world.

Omar completed his MS in Health Disparities in Neuroscience-related disorders at Wake Forest University, where he researched cognitive functioning, brain connectivity, and brain structure in psychiatric and neurological conditions. Previously, he researched meditation and neuroplasticity at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Caroline Csernus

Program Manager

Caroline is passionate about forming meaningful relationships with students and helping them reach their greatest potential.

Caroline comes to Metis with four years of experience providing student support and serving as a Designated School Official to international students. She thrives on providing excellent customer service and creating a comfortable learning environment. Caroline graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication from The University of Manchester. She enjoys traveling, animals, and learning about different cultures.

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Upcoming bootcamps in Chicago.

Jun 29 to Sep 18
M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm  - Full Time
Sep 21 to Dec 11
M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm  - Full Time

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