I'm a entrepeneur, data scientist and machine learning engineer with 10+ years of experience building high-growth companies.
I'm currently working to create the best job search and career coaching experience at Placement using advanced NLP, deep learning, and personalized recommendation techniques.
Previously, I was the CTO of Galvanize, a 21st Century school for entrepreneurs, engineers, and data scientists. Our flexible blended-learning platform, combining part-time online education and in-person training, provides the most relevant and in-demand technical skills to students nationwide. Galvanize was acquired by K12 (NYSE: LRN) in 2020.
An early leader in tech bootcamps, I launched Zipfian Academy, America's first data science bootcamp in 2013. I grew the business from an idea in an apartment to 1000s of customers across eight campuses in cities like San Francisco, New York, Denver, Austin, and Seattle. The program was a category creator in alternative education that continues to inspire Fortune 500s and startups alike. Zipfian Academy was acquired by Galvanize in 2014.
I earned a degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Genetics, Genomics & Development at UC Berkeley. I founded Zipfian Academy, an immersive data science school, which was acquired by Galvanize in 2015. Post-acquisition, I joined Galvanize's executive team, overseeing the growth and scaling of new and existing educational programs in several markets, including San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Austin, and New York. Previously, I was an early member of the engineering and sales teams at Nutanix.
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