Former position at CEP/YouthTruth
Length of tenure at CEP
What are you up to these days?
I’m pursuing a master’s degree in applied statistics at Columbia University. My focus is on how to use analytics and technology to create positive social change, and I’ve been getting really into data visualization.
How did your time at CEP prepare you for what you are doing now?
If I hadn’t worked at CEP/YouthTruth as an analyst, I’m not sure I would have ever considered a degree in analytics! I was lucky enough to begin my time at YouthTruth on a tiny but mighty team that allowed me the flexibility to pursue my interests. I was actually hired as a program coordinator, but the need for an analyst soon became clear and my team trusted me enough to fill the role. I was fortunate to learn from many other CEP analysts, and I ultimately felt inspired to continue my education in a more formal setting. CEP taught me valuable skills in quality control and project planning, as well as how to collaborate and work successfully in teams (though luckily, every person I worked with was beyond incredible). I had fantastic role models at CEP/YouthTruth whom I try to channel when in leadership positions at school. I often ask myself: “What would [insert many names here] do?”
What do you miss most about working at CEP?
Definitely the people. YouthTruth/CEP colleagues are as good as they get.
And that VIEW of the Bay in the San Francisco office! Whoa.
What advice would you give someone about working at CEP?
Take advantage of the incredible support system you’ll have around you. If you have an idea, share it! Your ideas and input will be valued and taken seriously.
Describe your perfect Sunday.
It would be roughly 75 degrees outside with only a light breeze. I’d sleep in, eat a bagel, and drink a coffee while reading the Sunday NYT Styles section and debating whether or not I have a friend of a friend of a friend of any of the couples featured on the “Vows” page. I’d then head out for a long hike by a creek, then lay under a tree next to the water and read until the sun went down. I’d then make a delicious yet simple dinner with just the right amount of leftovers for the following day, and wouldn’t have any trouble finding the right lid for the Tupperware. Depending on how social I was feeling I’d either head to a comedy show or live podcast taping, or if I was really in luck it would be the night of the Bachelor finale and I’d watch with only my most non-judgemental friends and some ice cream.