Throughout every Tuesday night of August, a panel of UCSB alumni were featured on Zoom to share about their careers in data science and time at UCSB. Attendees were able to ask them questions and hear about their firsthand experiences including how they formed their study habits, application process for internships, and current work positions.

Week One - August 4

Jason Freeberg

  • Founder of Data Science UCSB in 2015
  • Program manager at Microsoft
  • Statistics Major, TMP Certificate
  • Works on Azure App Service, an application hosting service

David Campos

  • Data Scientist at Delta Emerald Ventures, a cannabis investment firm
  • Co-founder of Inertia7
  • Graduated with Economics, Spanish, and TMP in 2015
  • Did Tech Support and got into Regression Analysis
  • Data Scientist at a venture capital fund in NY city investing in technologies for cannabis

Samantha Lee

  • Data Science Intern at Google
  • Google Chrome team
  • Graduated in Statistics 2018
  • Worked at Procourt, local SB company
  • MS in Data Science at NYU

Week Two - August 11

Timothy Nguyen

  • Software Engineer at Cyral (backend & frontend developer)
  • Works on OSS: Approzium, brewOPA
  • Graduated in Statistics in 2019

Richa Wadaskar

  • Intern at Snap Inc.
  • Infrastructure security work and web development at Snap Inc.
  • BS/MS Computer Science

Calvin Wang

  • Data Scientist/ML Engineer at Amazon Web Services
  • Builds ML powered products in AWS’ Professional Services organization
  • Graduated in 2019 in CCS Computing, Minor Stats

Week Three - August 18

Raul Eulogio

  • Research Software Engineer at Evidation Health
  • Works in data engineering
  • Graduated in Statistics in 2016

Ananya Haravu

  • Data scientist in AAA Rotational Program
  • Works in predictive marketing segmentation for AAA Auto Repair
  • Graduated in Financial Math and Statistics in 2019

Vivian Tran

  • IT Specialist at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Analyst on the NAVFAC Enterprise Data Warehouse team
  • Graduated in Statistics, Minor Applied Psychology in 2019

Week Four - August 25

Phi Do

  • Data Journalist at the LA Times
  • Graduated in Film and Media Studies in 2018

Andie Donovan

  • Business Intelligence Engineer at Amazon Alexa
  • Graduated in Statistics and Economy in 2018

Adam Reevesman

  • Data Engineer at Saama
  • Graduated in Mathematical Sciences in 2018
  • MS in Data Science from University of San Francisco in 2019

Arthur Silverstein

  • Full Stack Developer at Facebook
  • Graduated in Computer Science in 2019