"If you find yourself thinking 'But that's how the game is played,' slap yourself. If that doesn't work, take up sheep farming." -David Romer


I'm a statistician interested in how smart ways of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data can improve the world we live in.

I am currently a statistician at Optimizely where I'm in charge of our stats engine. Before that I was a fellow at Data Science for Social Good.

I studied at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under professors Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel. Basically, I did probability and networks. Here's my thesis.

Before all this I graduated from Swarthmore College and worked for two years at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC.


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When I was in grad school I used a lot of hypothesis testing examples involving Chipotle burritos for my intro stat class. During my last semester, a couple of my students brought me a burrito bowl on the last day of class. Yes, you can definitely reject the null hypothesis! Photo evidence:

Finally: I follow the Seattle Mariners religiously and I have a cat.