Student Mentors

Student Mentors

Student mentors include both current students and alumni. Data Science mentors serve to provide support at all levels.  Prospective and current students should feel free to reach out to any of the mentors at any time.

Meet the Mentors 

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Anwesha Tomar
Alumni and Founding Member

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Hello, everyone! I recently completed a master's degree in Data Science. I previously earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from India. I enjoy merging my technical expertise with business acumen. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning job hunting as an international student.

MS Data Science Coursework:  Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Time Series, Data Mining and Applied Research

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Christopher Taylor
Current Student

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Hello, I'm a current student in the MS Data Science program. I graduated with my bachelor’s in finance in 2016 from Miami University. I then went on to work in both audit and financial planning and analysis for 3 years before attending GW full time. I have really enjoyed learning time series, data mining, and data visualization as they really apply to my prior work. I have also enjoyed machine learning as that is a space that I want to continue to explore. In my free time I enjoy running, history, and exploring what D.C. has to offer.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Machine Learning I, Time Series Analysis , Natural Language Processing, Networks for Data Science

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Fahim Ishrak
Alumni

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Hi everyone, I recently completed a master's degree in Data Science. I hold a BS in Computer Science. My primary interest is in the field of machine learning and predictive modelling. 

MS Data Science Coursework:  Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Multivariate Modelling, Machine Learning I & II, Network Data Science, Bayesian Computing, NLP, Capstone

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Hilary Long
Alumni

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Hello!  I graduated from the Data Science graduate program in Fall 2019 and now work as a Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton, an international consulting firm.  I come from a public policy and international relations background and previously earned a Master in Public Policy.  I empathize with anyone coming into Data Science from another discipline.  Outside of work, I spend time with my husband and kids, extended family, and friends.

MS Data Science Coursework:  NLP, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Multivariate Modeling, Capstone

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Jake Lieberfarb
Current Student

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Hello everyone! I am enrolled in the BS/MS for Statistics/Data Science. As an undergraduate, I was a tutor for the statistics department for 4 years and a member of the Student Association as Director of Survey Design. Although I am fairly new to the Data Science field, I am interested in the application of Bayesian methods. My free time is spent either playing my saxophone or watching Jeopardy! 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Intro to Data Mining, Data Warehousing

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Jesse Liu
Current Student

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Hi everyone, I’m currently enrolled in the Data Science program. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and am excited to integrate those past experiences with my current Data Science coursework. It’s my pleasure to work within the GWU Data Science community and I’m happy to be of assistance in any way I can. 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Intro to Data Mining, Data Visualization

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Jiachen Li
Current Student

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Hello, I am Jiachen and a student in the Data Science program. Prior to coming to GWU, I received a B.B.A. in computer information systems from James Madison University. I worked as a database developer and data analyst in the energy and banking industries throughout my career. I am enthusiastic about Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP), and I am looking forward to being a data scientist specializing in NLP.

MS Data Science Coursework: Introduction to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Time Series Analysis , Nature Language Processing, Cloud Computing, Bayesian Computing

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Jingya Gao
Alumni

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Hi everyone, I recently completed my master's degree in Data Science. Before that, I also earned a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. I enjoy learning about these two different fields and am interested in data mining and machine learning. 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I, Cloud Computing

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Joseph Schultz
Alumni

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Hello everyone! I graduated from the MS, Data Science program in Spring 2020 and now work as a Data Director for Advertising Analytics, LLC, a market intelligence firm.  Prior to that I was a Political Advisor for Scripps media, focusing on elections and political advertising.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  Minnesota native.

MS Data Science Coursework: Visualization,  Ethics, NLP, Multivariate Modeling, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Intro to Data Science, Capstone

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Luis Ahumada Abrigo
Alumni

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MS in Data Science.  I earned a BS in political science from Diego Portales University. I am currently working as a video and data visualization producer at HumanProgress.org, a non-profit organization in Washington D.C.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning- I, Machine Learning- II, NLP, Algorithm Design, Time Series Analysis, Capstone.

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Mishkin Kunger
Alumni and Founding Member

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Hey everyone! I recently completed my master's degree in Data Science. I I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I am interested in Deep Learning and NLP. I am here to help you in all the possible ways I can! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding courses, curriculum or settling in at the University.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I & II, High Performance Computing, NLP and Advanced, Machine learning 2, Time Series Modelling, Data Visualization

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Sam Cohen
Alumni

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Hello, I recently completed my MS in data science at GW. Before that, I earned an economics degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I work as an economics/business analyst for MITRE, a federally funded research and development center working in the public interest. My current research interest is climate change economics.


MS Data Science Coursework: Ethics of Data Science, Machine Learning- I and II, NLP, Time Series Analysis, Capstone.

 

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Wenyu Zeng
Alumni

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Hi everyone, I recently completed my master's degree in Data Science. IPrior to this, I earned my bachelor's degree in Statistics from UPitt. I'm interested in exploring different models in machine learning, and I look forward to chatting with you soon.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I, NLP, Cloud Computing, Network Data Science

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Yushuang Zhao
Current Student

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I am pursuing an M.S in Data Science and have earned a BS in education at Leshan Normal University in Southeast China. I am currently working part-time as a Mandarin teacher. I will finish my master’s in December 2021 with a focus in time series and data visualization. I am very excited to work in the data science industry!

MS Data Science Coursework: Introduction to data science, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Data Vis, Machine Learning,Time Series Analysis, NLP