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About Me

I'm Nicole, a Data Scientist.

Currently, I'm on the data science team at ShopRunner. My current project involves classifying products based on their names and descriptions. I also spend time working with PySpark.

I have a PhD in Physics from Berkeley; my research focused on computational neuroscience. After grad school, I spent time at the Exploratorium and doing QA/Tech Support at Automatic.

I then moved to Chicago and worked at the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education at the University of Chicago. I developed online interactive math activities and worked on a data analysis tool.

I started my data science career at Shiftgig. I spent all day playing with fun tools like Jupyter notebooks, pandas, scikitlearn, and PyMC3.

You can often find me at PyLadies and PyData Chicago meetups.

In January 2019, I spent a week at the Recurse Center.