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 Continue reading Ten Minutes with Elliott Bessell ’19

Ten Minutes with Clare Burns ’17

Across the past six MSA classes (2017-2022), approximately 40% of students joined the program directly following completion of their undergraduate degrees. Alex Pirsos, a current student, and (Virginia) Clare Burns ‘17 are two such individuals; Alex studied marketing at Elon University and Clare earned a bachelor’s in public health from Continue reading Ten Minutes with Clare Burns ’17

Five Minutes with Tom Pinckney ’18

Current MSA student Louise Lindegaard recently interviewed Tom Pinckney ‘18 on his experiences at the Institute and beyond. They share a background in the sciences: Louise studied chemistry and geography at UNC-Chapel Hill; Tom studied biology at UNC Charlotte, then worked for nearly three years at Novozymes, a biotech company. Continue reading Five Minutes with Tom Pinckney ’18

Five Minutes with Keona Drakeford ’16

Keona Drakeford didn’t become a leader in the field of data science overnight. She earned an associate’s degree in mathematics in her native New York, balancing her studies with motherhood and various jobs in the finance industry. Keona went on to complete her bachelor’s in statistics and MSA at NC Continue reading Five Minutes with Keona Drakeford ’16