As part of National Volunteer Week this month, we are profiling our DataCorps volunteers of projects past, present and future. These volunteers donate a whopping 5-10 hours a week over the course of several months to apply data science techniques that can help advance a social change organization's mission.
"In the beginning stages of working with the DataKind team, we are so honored to have their support on some data collection initatives. The volunteer team has been great! We look forward to the final results and more projects to come!"
YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's YMCAs. DataKind volunteers are engaging with the Research and Evaluation & Data Management teams to look at some way to optimize data collection initiatives.
What inspires this team to give back?
"It's a great pleasure to enable social impact organizations to leverage data science (which otherwise they may not have access to), as well as work with interesting, smart data scientists who care about social issues. "
Rachael is a management consultant in the Analytics & Innovation group at PwC. She primarily focuses on applying data science techniques to understand and advise on complex, marketplace dynamics. Meet Rachel >
"Data science brings enormous opportunity, but too often its power goes to the highest bidder. DataKind brings the power of data to organizations who need it most and can make the biggest impact on the world."
Anela is a data scientist, full-stack web developer, former economist and occasional writer. Meet Anela >
Bugra Akyildiz is Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Hinge App. Meet Bugra >
Bridget Keyes is a Data Engineer at Harmony Institute. Meet Bridget >