Hi, I’m Devon.
I am a graduate student at Northeastern University working towards a Masters of Science in Data Science. I am expecting to graduate in December 2020 and am currently looking for work as a Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer post graduation.
I grew up on Nantucket, MA and have lived in Massachusetts for the majority of my life. Coming from Nantucket, I fell in love with surfing and the beach; although I have a soft spot for the snow and mountains as well. I try to strike a good balance between my love for the outdoors and my passion for data analysis and coding. For my undergraduate degree I went to Union College in Schenectady, NY where I studied economics. Since graduating from college I have spent my professional career in the Boston area. I started working as a data analyst for the digital marketing company Cybba Inc before starting school at Northeastern to refine my coding skills and learn more about modeling and machine learning. Northeastern has helped me to take my skills as a Data Scientist to the next level, building a solid foundation in mathematics, statistics, and coding.
I have been working extensively with data for the past 5 years. I have a variety of of technical skills to effectively work with datasets. Specifically I am a talented programmer with knowledge of both Python, R, and SQL. Python is my favorite language to work with due to its versatility and ability to accomplish almost any task. I have used SQL professionally in my last two roles, both at Cybba and later during my coop with The TJX Companies. At Cybba I was the principle database maintainer, creating workflows to intake, process, and output data for a variety of products. Through my studies at Northeastern I have a strong knowledge in creating both Machine Learning and Statistical Models. I was able to use these modeling skills in a professional setting at TJX and during my time as a Research Assistant.
I pride myself on not only being technically skilled but being a hard working professional. My years working full time between my undergraduate and graduate degrees have taught me what it takes to be successful in a role. I believe this shows in my time as a graduate student where I have maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout the program.