About

Background

I have no formal training as a mathematician, statistician, or computer programmer; as a child, I struggled in math and science.  BUT – I earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics-Finance from Bentley University and now I’m working as a data analyst – programmer – science team member at a Boston startup.

The year before I graduated (1997), I landed a job with Technical Data, a now defunct unit of Thomson Financial Services. As a foreign exchange technical analyst and eurodollar analyst, I developed portfolio trading analytics for Institutional Investors. I also provided market commentary for Reuters Financial TV, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.

I moved to sell-side financial services in 2000 when I joined Strategic Financial Partners, and spent the next 9 years in risk management, marketing and compliance roles.

Between 2010 and 2012, I was afforded the opportunity to acquire operation, strategy and leadership skills and spent 2011 and 2012 managing district operations for LG Electronics northern New England consumer business.

Following a company-wide layoff in 2012, 2013-2016 were filled with on-line study in Python, R, statistics and Linux and a property management role.

2017 – An Atypical Data Scientist Emerges!

Firstly, I met my future boss, Noah Wilson-Rich, at an urban agriculture conference. Concurrently, I enrolled in Northeastern University’s data analytics bootcamp and began working at The Best Bees Company for my Capstone project. In June, I received an offer of employment and have enjoyed every moment. I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects involving the Internet of Things, biomimetics, Python and Linux and project-team management. I am using all of the skills acquired since graduating from Bentley College in 1997 and continue to do so. And now you know why I’m an atypical data scientist!

Additional Projects

My work with bees complements my work with urban food waste systems. If you’re interested, visit worm works and/or earthwork.

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