Ten Minutes with Elliott Bessell ’19

As a physics student at the University of Lancaster in England, Elliott Bessell’s first taste of data analysis came in the form of a research project investigating the effects of solar wind on Saturn’s aurora. He worked for two years at an analytics consulting firm in the UK prior to enrolling in the MSA, and since graduating in 2019 has worked in the financial services industry. He and his wife, fellow MSA alum Kaili Stevens ’17, reside in Charlotte, NC.

Here, Elliott shares some of his experiences as a data science professional, as well as advice for prospective MSA students.