Data Science Association

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The GW Data Science Association (GW DSA) was founded in January 2020 by the 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 also 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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Arundhati Gupta

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I'm originally from New Delhi, India and  completed my B.S. in Financial Economics from Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. I'm now pursuing an M.S. in Data Science. I have served in multiple leadership positions throughout my academic career and enjoy meeting new people and learning new skills.  I like to travel and try new foods.

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Julia Jin
Vice President

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I am enrolled in the Data Science graduate program. I  pursued my undergraduate in Computer Engineering. Having demonstrated prior experience with Big Data, Machine Learning and its applications, I am inquisitive in learning and working on Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare and the Finance sector. My pastime hobbies are blogging and reading (novels just to be precise). 

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Ruiqi Li
Relations Chairperson

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I obtained a bachelor's degree in data science at UC Irvine and am currently pursuing an M.S. degree in data science here at GWU. I am interested in learning state of the art machine learning techniques and studying new technical knowledge. Besides being a techie, I am a gamer as well.

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Pavani Samala
Events & Initiatives Chairperson

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I am a master's student in the Data Science Graduate Program, and I am interested in working at the intersection of data science and health care to improve patient outcomes. Some of my favorite classes so far were Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning I. Apart from my professional interests, I love exploring Washington DC to find the best coffees, pastries, and Mexican food! 

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Bill Gulick
Communications Chairperson

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I am from the greater Philadelphia area. I am a Data Science B.S. student in my Junior year, with a concentration in Biotechnology. I love Philadelphia sports and am interested in pursuing a data science career in the sports industry. I am the communications chair and only undergraduate student on the DSA cabinet. I look forward to meeting new people and making new friends in the DSA. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.  

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Carrie Magee
Finance Chairperson

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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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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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Pon Swarnalaya Ravichandran

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I am Pon swarnalaya Ravichandran from Tamil nadu, India. I am a Computer science graduate and currently pursuing master’s in data science. I wanted to do Data science because of my interest in data related subjects. Data science is a field full of unexpected and surprising outcomes. I am more inclined towards artificial intelligence and machine learning. I believe that "Dreams are the literal hope for future. Never stop dreaming and never stop spicing up with your efforts.".


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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