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National Student Data Corps: October 2022 National Hispanic Heritage Month Data Science Panel

Do you like to solve problems, but wish you knew how data could help you? Are you thinking about pursuing data science, but don’t know where to start? In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, learn from Hispanic-identifying data enthusiasts about their educational and professional journeys with data! Launched by the National Student Data Corps, the Data Science Panel webinar series features data enthusiasts from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits who share their experiences learning and using data science. This virtual event aims to highlight the wide range of educational opportunities and career paths available in data science and data analytics for all learners, with a special focus on Hispanic-identifying enthusiasts, Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs), and the opportunities HSIs provide to their communities. 

Join us at our upcoming Data Science Panel virtual event on Wednesday, October 19th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time to hear the following panelists discuss their educational and professional experiences in data science.

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Raul Cosio, Retired IBM Vice President, Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awardee, SHPE Corporate Achievement Awardee, and Professional Coach, and Isabella Graham Martinez, Project Coordinator at the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub and Undergraduate student at Columbia University


Ashley Atkins, West Big Data Innovation Hub

Ashley Atkins is the Executive Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub housed at the University of California, Berkeley. Ashley’s Master’s Degree in Water Science and Management from New Mexico State University led her to vast research experiences in New Mexico, Bulgaria, and Greece. Ashley now helps the West Hub build partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government to connect research, education, and practice to harness the data revolution.

Fred Uquillas, Princeton University & The Neuroscience Outreach Network (NeurON)

Fred Uquillas is a PhD candidate at Princeton University, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a Ford Foundation National Academies of Sciences Predoctoral Fellow. With his extensive education in Neuroscience from UC Berkeley and Princeton, Fred founded The Neuroscience Outreach Network (NeurON). NeurON strives to bolster and unify outreach programs that enable access to education in neuroscience for K-12 students in underserved communities.

Gabriela Cavazos, Laredo College

Gabriela Solis-Cavazos is a full-time Title III Research Coordinator at Laredo Community College. After receiving her Associate’s Degree from Laredo College, Gabriela then went on to earn both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Biology from Texas State University. Recently, she implemented her education and research skills as the working Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF RAPID grant: “Using Real Life COVID-19 Data to Teach Quantitative Reasoning Skills to Undergraduate Hispanic STEM Students.


National Student Data Corps: October 2022 National Hispanic Heritage Month Panel Flyer


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