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Careers in Data and Technology: What do your first few years look like?

March 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Join us as we bring together a group of talented women to share what it’s like to pursue a career in data and technology. This is an event for anyone interested in gaining insights into the various career paths available in the data sector, learning what it takes to be successful, and discovering what your life might look like having a position in the industry. We have a lineup of professionals with a variety of backgrounds and positions who would offer answers to what you are looking for when considering a career in data.

Justice DelCore (Moderator)
Justice has a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of South Dakota, and she developed her love for data science during her time as a lab assistant at the University of South Dakota. During the pandemic lockdown, she used her extra time to teach herself how to code, which eventually led her to a year-long fellowship at Google. She also recently got selected as a Data Analytics Fellow at Hack Diversity to further launch her data career.

Jamila Smith-Dell (Panelist)
After getting a chemical engineering degree from MIT and starting a career in oil & gas, Jamila took a sabbatical to satisfy her wanderlust and traveled around the world. While blogging and keeping track of expenses about her travels, she found a new passion for data analysis and visualization. She followed her new passion and sought learning opportunities including an 18-week program during which she led her team for an in-depth analysis of sponsorships between companies and NBA players, shedding light into untapped partnerships. She has continued her successful career and adventure in her new position at LinkedIn as an Insights Analyst. She also continues to pursue her love of learning and recently got awarded a recognition for being in the top 12% learners in LinkedIn. She has accomplished this along with teaching part-time to empower underrepresented groups and help diversify the tech industry.

Viviana Hernandez (Panelist)
Viviana is a Data Scientist at Lyft.

Eunice Pereira (Panelist)
Eunice has a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University and worked for an insurance company before committing herself to a full-time coding bootcamp to pivot into a new career in tech. She leveraged her previous analytical work and continuous learning to land her new position as a Data Analyst on track to becoming a Data Engineer at FreeWheel. She is also passionate about increasing diversity in STEM and has volunteered her time to encourage first-generation Latinas to consider STEM.

Mary Karroqe (Panelist)
Mary has been actively volunteering since her youth to share her excitement and engage other youth in STEM. Her passion for sharing her knowledge and exposing the next generation to STEM did not fade even in lockdown during which she virtually taught coding to young girls through Girls Who Code. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and multiple internships including two at Boeing, she now works as a Software Consultant at Red Hat.

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March 23, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT