This week we're really excited to welcome the first of our two summer apprentices, Dana "Dani" Litovsky Alcalá.
Dani will be starting an MS in Computational Analysis & Public Policy at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy starting Fall 2015. She holds a degree in International Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.
At UT Dallas, Dani was involved in economics and political science research and was an avid community volunteer. She interned in Washington, DC at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and spent a summer in Lima, Peru working for IDL-Reporteros, a team of investigative journalists.
Dani is passionate about data science, statistics and their application to public policy and journalism. After finishing college, she taught herself to program and worked on data analysis and design-development projects.
When she's not thinking about algorithms and statistical significance, Dani enjoys working as a Spanish-English translator for a publication in Peru, updating her blog, powerlifting and yoga, cooking, and eating sushi. You can connect with her on Twitter @DataDanaL.
I hope you'll join me in welcoming her to the team!