I recently transitioned out of the U.S. Navy after 11 years as a Naval Officer, helicopter pilot, and operations officer. I flew the helicopter the Navy uses to hunt for submarines, the MH-60R, and gained extensive experience solving dynamic problems with real-time sensor data. While I was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, I became fascinated with machine learning and data science through an interdisciplinary applied science curriculum. In the years after graduation I decided to pursue a post-military career in data science. I am extremely excited to be a member of the MIDS program and can't wait to delve into exciting topics related to my second career!