data scientist, educator

About me

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 achieve revenue and engagement goals through private workshops in analytics and technology, and help students and professionals to launch and grow their careers in data science through 1-on-1 training and preparation. I am also a data science instructor at General Assembly.

Here are some topics I’ve taught in private workshops and 1-on-1 trainings:

Data Science

Marketing Analytics




Want to talk about a private workshop or 1-on-1 training?
Let's get in touch!


I enjoy speaking to general and technical audiences about data science, machine learning, technical education and career development, and data-driven business practices. As a speaker, I have given talks at universities and many public and private events in the Boston area.

Here are some of my upcoming and recent talks and workshops:

Python for Data Analysis
(at Edlitera)

June 3, 2017

Python for Machine Learning
(at Edlitera)

June 10, 2017

Intro to Python Programming [Online Course]
(at Edlitera)

June 14, 2017

Intro to SQL Bootcamp
(at Edlitera)

June 17, 2017

Python for Data Science
(at GA)

April 29, 2017

Python for Data Science
(at DSJ)

April 26, 2017

Intro to Python Bootcamp
(at GA)

April 22, 2017

Intro to Python Programming
(at Edlitera)

April 15, 2017

Intro to Statistics for Data Science
(at Edlitera)

April 11, 2017

Intro to Data Science for Developers
(at Edlitera)

March 29, 2017

Talk Data to Me
(at GA)

January 5, 2017

How to Build a Data Science Portfolio
(at Northeastern)

January 20, 2017

Python for Data Science
(at GA)

February 4, 2017

Data Science from Zero to Hero
(at PyData Boston)

March 1, 2017