WiDS Community and Resources Provide Opportunity to Launch a Career Using Data Science for Social Good
Rania Ahmed says WiDS has provided her with the confidence, skills and a network to take charge of her data science career. She holds an M.A. in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Urban Planning from Cairo University in Egypt. Rania is an alumnus of the first Wellesley College’s cohort of Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) and has been a Stanford University Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassador since 2018. She is currently a Research Associate at Urban Strategies Council, where she uses data science to develop policy recommendations for the public good in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Curiosity, Courage and Learning Through Trial and Error Have Led Chi Zhang to a Career in Data Science
Chi Zhang is from Xi’an China and currently a PhD student in Biostatistics at the University of Oslo in Norway. She journeyed from China to the UK for her master’s degree and then to Norway for her PhD studying machine learning with a focus on Electronic Health Records. Throughout her life, she has been unafraid to try new things, and work hard through trial and error. Chi attended WiDS Oslo in April 2019, and was so inspired by her learning that she published this blog post.
How Finding a WiDS Video Online Inspired a Young Woman from Mumbai to Pursue a Degree and Career in Data Science
Ankita Sharma grew up in Mumbai, studied electrical engineering in college and then moved to Singapore to work for a FinTech startup. While doing research about data science, she came across a WiDS video on YouTube that became a catalyst for her journey to post-graduate work at Stanford and launching a career at Microsoft in data science.