Data Science Association

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The GW Data Science Association (GW DSA) was founded in January 2020 by data science graduate students and alumni. Their mission is to build a bridge for all data science students, including alumni, with the larger data science community across the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and to create a collaborative environment for all University students interested in the field of data science. Membership is open to any University student interested in Data Science.

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Meet the Officers


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Carrie Magee

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I am currently in the M.S. of Data Science program but received my undergraduate degree in Biopsychology and Statistics from the University of Michigan in May 2022. I have a strong background in the intersection of health and technology and hope to pursue a career in mental health tech. In my free time, I am a yoga instructor and a barista.

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Pranav Chandaliya
Vice President

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I am a data scientist with over 3 years of experience, currently employed at EXL, where I have provided consulting services to Fortune 100 companies in the field of data science. My current research focuses on the application of Generative AI in the finance domain. In addition to my professional work, I offer pro bono data science consultation to NGOs and government agencies through DSSD (Data Science for Sustainable Developme. I also teach data science and am dedicated to learning tennis and golf during my free time.

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Shreyas Sunku Padmanabha
Relations Chairperson

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I'm currently enrolled in the Masters in Data Science program at The George Washington University. My passion lies in applying data science to create positive impacts within organizations, and I'm enthusiastic about staying updated with the latest machine learning techniques and acquiring new technical knowledge. Outside of my academic pursuits, I find enjoyment in gaming, music, exploring new places, and participating in sports.

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Saurav Jha
Events & Initiatives Chairperson

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I'm from Pune, India and pursuing my Master's in Data Science (expected 2025). My undergrad was in Electronics and Telecommunication and I've worked in corporate as a developer (ex-Deloitte). Data Science is a tool for greater good IMHO. Passionate about Big Data and ML. I'm an avid reader, an average writer and a gamer albeit loves to socialize. I like to trek, play TT and watch stand-up comedy. Once you understand that life is a comedy, you become invincible.

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Maille Douglas
Communications Chairperson

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I am an undergraduate student at GWU double majoring in Data Science and Marketing. I'm from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in my junior year at GWU. I love my classes and am looking forward to pursuing a career in Data Science! Apart from school, I love reading, crocheting, and exploring DC with my friends!

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Rohan Rajesh
Finance Chairperson

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My name is Rohan Rajesh. I am from Clarksburg, Maryland. I am a junior in the School of Business double majoring in Finance and Data Science. I am interested in pursuing a career in Finance. I enjoy building Excel models using financial data. In my free time, I like to follow my favorite sports team, the Baltimore Ravens, and listen to hip-hop/rap music.

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Cora Martin
Data Science for Sustainable
Development (DSSD) Chairperson

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I am a Data Science MSc student at GW, having recently graduated from William and Mary with a BA in Environmental Science and Policy and Latin American Studies. I’m interested in applying data science to environmental policy- and decision-making. DSSD is my best attempt to bridge my two degrees! I’m from Kansas City, Missouri and enjoy cooking vegan meals, exploring DC, and being with my friends.

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Pranav Sai

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Hey there! I'm Pranav Sai, wrapping up my final year in Data Science at GW. Thrilled to be a part of the GW Data Science Association! I'm a firm believer in the magic of data to make a positive impact. Together, as the Data Science community, we can truly shape the future. Always here for a chat, so feel free to reach out anytime!


Past Events

The Data Science Association plans events geared towards connecting students together. 

Trivia Night - October 8, 2021

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Datathon - September 24, 2021

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