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Data and Research Specialist

San Francisco, CA
April 23, 2021

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Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Stanford, CA

**/** – 06/17

• Coursework in advanced and applied statistics, database and information systems, data visualization, computer algorithms, web development, philosophy, urban studies UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Data and Policy Summer Session

Chicago, IL

07/20 – 09/20

• Coursework in public policy analysis, policy writing, survey research methods and design, computational statistics EXPERIENCE


Data & Research Lead

San Francisco, CA

01/19 – Present

• Implement and plan long-term research initiatives on immigrant populations, language access and diversity initiatives, departmental program analysis, and inaugural data architecture plans

• Author annual report of language access ordinance compliance and lead city-wide analysis of language diversity support

• Support federal and local immigration policy monitoring and draft policy response recommendations for Mayor’s Office

• Develop metrics and quantifiers of inequity in COVID-19 city response as member of San Francisco’s first Economic Recovery Task Force and Emergency Response Equity Team FACEBOOK – CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ELECTIONS INTEGRITY Data Scientist

Menlo Park, CA

10/17 – 12/18

• Designed first classification and prediction models for offline violence, using a network of pre-classified images, public posts, and timeline messages related to political actions in India, the Philippines, Brazil

• Organize offline political violence working group of 20+ interdisciplinary researchers and engineers through a 3-month sprint to augment 5 civic misinformation and violent speech classifiers

• Assemble first language access working group, leading linguistic-based data science efforts for India and Brazil elections

• Acted as lead data scientist in 2018 U.S. midterms elections monitoring, by performing network analyses of posts flagged for civic misinformation in real time, examining centrality measures, degree distributions, and motifs

• Introduced image classification into suicide prevention models, increasing recall by 30k+ posts within North America and expanding suicide prevention identification in Europe AAPI DATA

Researcher and Web Developer

Riverside, CA

05/18 – 06/19

• Author code to automatically disaggregate demographic data on Asian Pacific Islander communities and their political participation, education, home ownership, etc.

• Support research and development of dashboards and geographical maps of Asian American and Pacific Islander populations by metropolitan area, creating code that automatically combines public use microdata and spatial data LEADERSHIP


Research Lead and Youth Organizing Director

Providence, RI

06/16 – Present

• Coordinate and expand coalition of 200+ youth organizations advocates for immigrant rights and juvenile justice

• Co-author and conduct workshops about mass incarceration, deportation, racial solidarity, and restorative justice

• Organize quantitative research efforts on the effects of California immigration, welfare, and criminal justice reform policy on Southeast Asian American refugees, leading a volunteer team of 15+ researchers and organizers

• Expand detention center visitation team to 50+ recurring volunteers, sustaining efforts during shelter-in-place policies PROTECTING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

Policy and Legal Advocate

Washington, DC

08/18 – Present

• Co-lead research on the effects of public charge rule changes on well-being of local low-income immigrant populations

• Support in drafting federal administration transition book on federal immigration policy recommendations SKILLS

Programming: Python, C++

Analysis: SQL, R, MATLAB

Data Visualization: Tableau, GIS, d3.js

Foreign Language: Vietnamese, French

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