I am a writer, data scientist, and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles.
I just returned from six months in Australia, where I worked to boost startup and small business activity thanks to a grant from the Queensland government. Before that, I was the Head of Data at Pebble, the world’s first major smartwatch company. My work at Pebble was profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Popular Science, and more (though my favorite PR moment was the time the CEO of T-Mobile tweeted about an app my team built). Lately, my blog on data science careers is on hiatus at Data Science Career Map.
I left a Physics PhD program at Cornell to take a job in Silicon Valley. I’m getting an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I have bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Liberal Arts. You can find more boring details of my resume on LinkedIn.
I live with my fiancé on the west side of Los Angeles, where my entire family (sister, brother, mom, dad, stepmom, sister-in-law, stepsister, stepbrother-in-law, and, as of this writing, two cats and four dogs) has serendipitously migrated over the last few years. Our family brunches are wild.