Hi there, I’m Claudia.
I am an avid data tinkerer and educator, and I help people and organizations derive value from data.
Professionally, I am the Lead Data Scientist and Instructor at Edlitera, where we work to make data science accessible to people from all professional backgrounds. Edlitera was born out of the belief that people can learn data science faster and more effectively when the practice and feedback they get in class is directly relevant to their work and interests, and our students' results confirm this every day.
In addition to Edlitera, I am also a Lecturer in Extension at Harvard University, where I teach programming.
Before Edlitera, I was a Data Scientist at Wayfair, where I used clickstream data to predict user behavior. Earlier in my career, I worked in biotech and marketing technology.
In my spare time, I enjoy making awful portrait sketches, riding my bike around Boston, and reading magical realism fiction and the Stoics. I also like meeting new people, and started the Data Women group on Meetup as a way to meet other Boston-based lady geeks and geek out together.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where I studied Economics with a focus on Statistics.
In addition to the public workshops and classes I teach at Edlitera, I also enable teams to sharpen their competitive edge through private workshops in data science and machine learning, I and help students and professionals to launch and grow their careers in data science through 1-on-1 and group coaching.
Here are some technical topics I’ve taught:
I enjoy speaking to general and technical audiences about data science, machine learning, technical education and career development, data-driven business practices and women in STEM fields. As a speaker, I have given talks at universities such as Harvard and Northeastern, and at many public and private events in the Boston area. If you'd like to invite me to speak, please get in touch.