From Light the Way, The Campaign for Berkeley
The Gateway: An Idea Factory for Data Transformation
By Amy Cranch
For the first half of her undergraduate life, Sunny Chen ’22 focused on economics, anticipating that she would pursue a career in something like consulting or finance. It wasn’t until she had taken several classes in data science that she realized it had stolen her heart...
While pursuing bachelor’s degrees in media studies and microbial biology as a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, Ian Castro ’21, [MIMS] ’23 saw a Facebook recommendation for Data 8. Had he discovered data science sooner, it likely would have been his major.
“I took that course and realized, hey, I can actually code,” Castro says. “My brain works well with this topic.” So well that Professor Ani Adhikari invited him to serve first as a tutor, then as an undergraduate instructor, for Data 8...
Ian Castro is a student in the Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) program.