Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

While interning with the NC Department of Public Instruction in 2017, I designed and executed a study to determine the impact of teacher-held master’s degrees on a school’s performance score (a composite of 20% student growth and 80% academic achievement). The hope was that my work would convince NC Legislators Continue reading Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Villanova, PA; State College, PA; Providence, RI; New York City, NY; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, MO; Eugene, OR; Bozeman, MT; Columbus, OH; DC; Winston-Salem, NC. These are all the places I went from the beginning of January until mid-March 2020 for my job as a traveling consultant for my sorority. Continue reading Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

“Thinking about how we collect data, how we use data, and how it affects people is part of the obligation of being in data science.” – Elaine McVey This is the first interview in a series called Datalines that explores data science careers in the social sector. The idea for Continue reading Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

Songs Over the Decades – A Text Mining Analysis

“Music is a world within itself, it is a language we all understand.” – Stevie Wonder Like Stevie Wonder said, music is a powerful language that has united the world through culture, politics, and ultimately as a form of expression. Its power throughout time cannot be disputed, specifically in its Continue reading Songs Over the Decades – A Text Mining Analysis

Analytics Meetup Groups

Each class in the MSA program has less than a year to both master analytics and pursue our ideal job, so I want to get involved with as many diverse analytics-oriented events as possible. Overall, I’m enthusiastic about the value of several local meetups to broaden my experience with analytics. Continue reading Analytics Meetup Groups