My academic background is in statistics but I have experience in several ML topics. My current interests include graph machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.



Data Scientist
Salt Lake City, UT (from home)
• Designed and created a custom audience segment recommendation system using a sample of 10M daily ad auctions; custom-written job was 1,000 times faster than the originally engineered method
• Developing a graph-based similarity search product for surfacing deals to ad traders

Spring 2021 to Fall 2021
Northrop Grumman

Data Scientist
Roy, UT
• Expanded NASA’s sequential Monte Carlo model for mechanical components to include Bayesian estimation of unknown parameters; resolved critical errors regarding the physics and statistical logic in the existing model
• Optimized NASA’s prognostic algorithms library, reducing compute time of the particle filter and unscented Kalman filter by >99%

Spring 2021 to Fall 2021

Xandr (Now Part of Microsoft Ads)

Data Science Intern
Portland, OR
• Constructed and deployed an economics-based, floor-price algorithm in a 3M+ impression experiment
• Led a statistical analysis of experiment results and presented to executives/clients; discovered 5% revenue loss

Summer 2020

BYU Statistics Department

Research Assistant (see research)
Provo, UT

Fall 2017 to April 2021

Teaching Assistant (Mixed Models)
Provo, UT

Winter 2019


Data Analyst Intern
Hartford, CT
• Created a batch rating tool that priced 100+ health plans simultaneously, using the existing rating model
• Conducted a study on vision product, using the rating tool; made suggestions with a potential 8% revenue impact

Summer 2019

Oliver Wyman

Data Analyst Intern
Atlanta, GA
• Led a risk analysis study from client data to final reports, presented to the client as a formal document
• Evaluated dozens of risk studies for correctness and completeness, often leading to material change

Summer 2018

Technical Skills














Computer Vision

Deep Learning

Other Tools

Jupyter, Pycharm/Pyspell, Hadoop, Streamlit, Rshiny


Brigham Young University (BYU)

Provo, UT

Master’s in Statistics
2019 to 2021
3.95 GPA

Bachelor’s in Statistics (emphasis in Actuarial Science)
2016 to 2021
4.00 GPA

Awards and Achievements

Competitions won
  • Domo Data Analytics Case Competition, BYU 2020
  • BYU Student Research Conference, BYU 2020 and 2018
  • CAS Data Visualization Case Competition, ASU 2019
  • BYU Undergraduate Full Academic Scholarship
  • CAS Trust Scholarship
  • Intel’s Andy Grove Scholarship
  • BYU Statistics Department Graduate Full Academic Scholarship
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Statistics Department Dean’s List, 2016 to 2021
  • Eagle Scout

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