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Work experience

Jan 2020 - Present

Ask Iggy, Inc.

Co-Founder, CEO

Iggy is the world's first location enrichment API. We're backed by some awesome investors and will be coming out of private beta in the spring. Stay tuned! I wear lots of hats: hiring, strategy, planning, code review, envisioning the future, sales, evangelizing our products, fundraising, investor relations, cheerleading, dogfooding, building community, writing copy...

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Sep 2018 - Jan 2020

Airbnb

Tech lead, Sr IC

Provided technical mentorship, leadership and delivery of data products across various subteams and central org for Homes and Pro Host Teams. Led major analyses which influenced product development and strategic direction of data scientists. Trusted data advisor across Airbnb Homes business. Member of Airbnb's inaugural Tech Council which identified strategic areas of focus across Airbnb's entire tech org.

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Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

Airbnb

Data Science Manager

Hired and managed data scientists across 3 product teams: Engagement/Notifications, Booking Conversion and Signup/Login. Initiated major analyses on mobile traffic, booking, and engagement strategy which influenced product development and team strategy. Led experiment design and analysis of several product changes which delivered significant and sustained incremental YoY conversion lifts. My research on mobile traffic and trends led to the creation of a full product team (PM, Eng, DS, Design) dedicated to improving the mobile web experience.

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Jan 2015 - Sep 2017

Airbnb

Data Scientist

Focused on International Growth, Experimentation and Product Analytics on (hyper) Growth team. My team’s work on internationalization was an important growth lever for the company, and many of my early analyses continue to inform our product development and growth strategy.

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2009 - May 2015

Georgetown University

PhD, Government

• Designed and led big-data research project on millions of calls to Washington DC’s 311 service line that gained coverage in media outlets including The Washington Post • Led analytics and data collection for large-scale project on maritime piracy prediction that generated commercial interest • Contributed data and wrote problems and solutions for statistics textbook published by Cambridge University Press • Recipient of several nationally-competitive fellowships to support dissertation research

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Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Insight Data Science

Fellow

• Built dr-findr.com, a web-based app to help people compare and choose doctors • Utilized Python and MySQL to scrape, parse and store data • Developed a model of doctor quality that incorporates numerous features including cost, reviews, experience and potential conflicts of interest • Deployed an interactive front end using Flask, Bootstrap and AWS

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Jan 2013 - May 2014

Georgetown University

Instructor in Quant Methods

• Conceptualized and developed inaugural statistics and data science class at Georgetown’s BMW Center for German and European Studies • Designed practice-based curriculum and prepared lectures on topics ranging from descriptive statistics to multiple and logistic regression for students with no prior exposure to statistics • Instituted weekly lab sessions on practical skill acquisition including use of statistical software (R and Stata), data visualization (ggplot) and mapmaking (TileMill) • Advised students on semester-long research projects that entailed data collection and analysis and culminated in presentations to a panel of industry experts

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Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

DIW Berlin

Visiting Young Scholar

Conducted dissertation research at Germany's top economic think-tank.

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Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

Harvard University

Youth Social Media Research Associate

Researched trends in young people's use of social media as part of multi-year project funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Contributed to research design, interview protocols, and survey design. Co-author of "Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media," published by MIT Press.

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Sep 2003 - Mar 2004

Deutsche Bank

Intern on Diversity Team

Analyzed demographic trends and employment structure to strategize long-term business needs. Curated large dataset on Deutsche Bank’s Italian affiliates from very messy data that was used to inform a major report on aging and talent recruitment across the European marketplace.

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Sep 2002 - Jul 2003

US Department of State

Fulbright Fellow, Germany

Education

2009 - 2015

Georgetown University

PhD, Government

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2007 - 2009

Georgetown University

MA, German and European Studies

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1998 - 2002

Bowdoin College

AB, German, Sociology

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