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Data Assistant

Arlington County, Virginia, United States
May 31, 2017

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**** * **, **, **********, D.C. 20036 +1-312-***-****


The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Chicago, IL Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP), conducted in English June 2015

l'Université de Genève Geneva, Switzerland

Master's degree in Political Science, conducted in French 2013

IHEID, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland Supplemental courses for MA in Political Economy 09/12–01/13

University of Michigan – ICPSR Summer School Ann Arbor, MI Courses in quantitative research methodology, statistical software packages, and applied stats 06-07/2012

Universität Wien, ECPR Winter School in Methods & Techniques Vienna, Austria Courses in statistical software packages and Agent-Based Modeling 02/2012

Brown University Providence, RI

Bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics 2007

American University in Cairo Cairo, Egypt

One semester exchange program, conducted in Arabic and English 2005 SELECTED EXPERIENCE

AFSCME Washington, D.C.

Data Scientist, Data & Analytics Division 04/16 – present

Predictive modeling using open-source data, commercial data, union-specific data, and voterfiles

Help design survey instruments for use by three internal polling centers

One of 7 national admins for the AFSCME instance of VAN

Interpret poll results, co-author memos with findings, and present results to internal audiences

Use of Python and (PostGre)SQL

Data analysis and some viz in R

Experimentation during the political cycle

Data munging and building custom Python scripts for collation and data manipulation AFL-CIO Las Vegas, Nevada.

Data & Targeting Director 09/16 – 11/16

Responsible for 736 person statewide data operation in a winning campaign for the Electoral College, the Nevada state House and Senate, and a dozen down-ballot targeted legislative races

Successfully flipped the NV legislature from R to D, creating a Democrat supermajority in the state Senate

Managed 7 million dollar Independent Expenditure data resources program

Curated tailored persuasion and GOTV universes, setting statewide attempts and contact rate records Inter-American Development Bank Washington, D.C.

Political Economy Research Fellow, Office of Research and the Chief Economist 09/15 – 04/16

Research on poverty and inequality in Latin American and the Caribbean focusing on institutional function, opposition organizations, interest groups, and lobbying

Qualitative research on city and local governance, historical trends, and economic performance

Quantitative analysis of off-the-shelf and original datasets on economic trends using STATA, Microsoft Excel and Python

Use of US Census data (decennial and estimate) at multiple levels of aggregation. Hillary for America Des Moines, Iowa

Data Analyst, Headquarters 06/15 – 09/15

Authored NGPVan guidebooks for Organizing Fellows in IA, subsequently distributed in NV, NH, and SC.

Use of ArcMap (GIS) to create maps reflecting support scores across the state.

Data manipulation in Excel, Google Docs, and STATA.

Assisted with experimentation rollouts and execution by paid Organizing staff members.

Mined, cleaned, and manipulated, Facebook/Grytics data sets for bulk upload to VAN in a joint project with the Digital Department

Occasional assistance to Organizing when hosting candidate and surrogate events PAUL DANIEL BERRY

1625 L St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 +1-312-***-**** University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Chicago, Illinois Research Assistant to Dr. Chris Berry 10/14 – 06/15 Quantitative research, analysis, and collation of data on public finance, urbanization, and representative democracy in the US and abroad. Topical research on GDP and growth in developing countries and the OECD. Use of STATA and Excel to build custom databases on US education funding. The World Bank Group Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois Short-Term Consultant in Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience 02/15 – 03/15 Research on spatial and income inequality, urbanization, national and international economic trends, trade flows, access to public services, urban living conditions in East Asia. Some work with GIS and IPUMS data. Chicago Project on Security & Terrorism (CPOST) Chicago, Illinois Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Pape 10/14 – 12/14 Qualitative research on: Islamic State targeting, resources and objectives; militant groups in Iraq and Syria National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Washington, D.C United States Department of Commerce, Intern 06/14-09/14 Research and collaboration on: data privacy & data security compliance, regulation and innovation; a unified theory of regulation for mobile apps; Net Neutrality; Big Data; Internet of Things University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, Genomics & Systems Biology Chicago, Illinois Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Grossman 10/13 – 01/14 Research on bioinformatics, data mining, cloud computation, and data intensive computing, with an emphasis on developing systems, applications, and algorithms for large genomics datasets used in the study of human diseases L’Ecole Internationale de Genève, Nations Campus Geneva, Switzerland Mathematics Instructor 04/11 – 10/11

Provided instruction in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (ages 11-16) and Post-16 in mathematics, in both the Extended Support Program (ESP) and mainstream classes. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Publications have appeared in the Chicago Policy Review, The European Union Police Newsletter, EUROPOL’s website, and soon in the Hult International Business School Thought Leadership blog. SKILLS & LANGUAGES

Excellent abilities in STATA, SPSS, Excel. Capable in Python, GIS, (PostGre)SQL, and NetLogo. HIPAA, National Incident Management System certified. English mother tongue; fluent French; proficient Spanish, Egyptian Arabic and Classical Arabic; beginner’s level Turkish, Kurdmanji, Dari and Latin. Windows and Apple OS proficient.

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