On Episode 024 of Scatter Podcast, I interviewed Christina Stathopoulos, Analytical Consultant at Google and Adjunct Professor at IE Business School in Madrid. Christina has a BS in Science, Technology, and Society from North Carolina State University and holds a MS in Business Analytics and Big Data from IE Business School in Madrid. Having spent seven years in Spain and traveling frequently for business, workshops, and leisure, Christina shares a unique, international perspective on the state of data science and the tech world in 2019. At Google, she uses advanced analytics tools to drive insightful and actionable business impact for her clients to achieve their marketing goals. Christina is also a facilitator of Google’s #IamRemarkable initiative to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond. For two years, Christina has also been an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School, teaching Big Data and Analytics-related courses for MBA students.
I really enjoyed getting to learn about Christina’s work and she provides a lot of great resources to learn more about analytics and data science topics. We had an engaging discussion around diversity and inclusion in the tech world, and potential ways to tackle the inequality gap. Enjoy the show and feel free to reach out to Christina directly via LinkedIn!
Christina’s Learning Recommendations:
- Analytics Vidhya: Data Science Courses and Blog
- Kaggle: Learn data science through coding challenges
- Solo Learn: Learn SQL, Java, C++, and more
- DataCamp: Resource for learning R and more
- Coursera: Learn Python through University of Michigan’s Python for Everybody course
Christina’s Recommendations for Data Science Leaders to Follow on LinkedIn:
- Andrew Ng: Co-Founder of Coursera, on LinkedIn
- Cassie Kozyrkov: Chief Decision Scientist at Google, on LinkedIn
- Kate Strachnyi: Udemy Instructor, Host of Datacated Weekly, Founder of Humans of Data Science podcast, on LinkedIn
Christina’s Book Recommendations (and many more on her LinkedIn #bookaweekchallenge):