What is your previous academic experience?
Master of Science in Analytics & Data Science (est. graduation May 2020)
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Music Performance, UMass Lowell
What are your professional goals?
After working as a field biologist for several years, I found I enjoyed working with the data more than in the lab/field. I hope to be able to combine the knowledge I gained in my undergrad with what I learn in this program.
What projects have you worked on?
One of my projects involved creating an R Shiny dashboard of my movie watching habits over the past few years. I kept track of the titles and when I watched them, and used web-scraping tools to gather additional information. Combining all of this data gave me a large searchable data set, along with statistics about multiple dimensions (such as genre and release year).
How has your time at UNH had an impact?
I am quite happy with my time at UNH. After being in the workforce for several years, it was nice to immerse myself in an environment that focused on education. The amount of work and the fact that it is all in-person means I can focus on my studies and learn a lot in a short period of time.