Oceanography to Data Science, with a Stop or Two On the Way

Hello, my name is Christina Holland, and I’m an (aspiring) data scientist.

How does data science fit with a physics background?

Ocean Modeling, over-simplified
Data Science Modeling, over-simplified

How did I get here, and why?

To put it in data science terms, if X = [[my actions]] and y = [people’s general well-being], I’d like for the result of:

to be a positive coefficient.

That pretty clearly illustrated to me that math is a lot more fun with you apply it to varied and interesting projects.

So that’s why I want to be a data scientist. Hope to see you out there!

Data Scientist and Mathematician