Hi! I’m a Data Scientist at a non-profit research organization called Harmony Institute, where we study the social impact of media on individuals and society. I spend most of my time on data product development, but I also do some original research and client-focused work. My lifelong passions lie at the intersection of art, science, social activism, and all things data.

On the side, I enjoy volunteering for DataKind, palling around with a data scientology collective known as csv soundsystem, and indulging in travel and photography.

I got a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University, through which I spent two years at CERN searching for new fundamental particles of matter with the Large Hadron Collider. I blogged (intermittently) about it on Quantum Diaries. I also co-produced, filmed, and edited a feature-length, particle physics-themed zombie movie called Decay. Before all that, I graduated summa cum laude from Kalamazoo College with a double major in Physics and Spanish.

I grew up in Michigan, live in New York, and one day I’d like to move to Mars.