Shalini Kunapuli

5th Year MIDS Student 2021


Interested in data science, data analytics, machine learning, predictive models


Data Science


Hi! I’m Shalini Kunapuli, a recent UC Berkeley Statistics, Data Science, and Computer Science graduate (Class of 2020) and now a 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) student. I am passionate about using data and technology to improve the world, and I am a huge proponent of getting more females into computer science and closing the gender gap in tech fields.

Over the past few years, I have gotten to explore the data science/analytics space - I have been a Data Science/Analytics intern at Quizlet, LinkedIn, and UpLift Inc, where I got to explore different data science techniques in the education, social media/networking, and fintech fields. I love how versatile data science is and I am looking forward to more opportunities to explore data and hone my skills with this program and beyond.

Outside of data science, I really like to dance (Bharatanatyam and Bollywood - both are types of Indian dance), play the clarinet, read, travel, and vlog/make YouTube videos!

I’m always excited to talk and learn more so if you would like to chat, feel free to email me at

Last updated:

October 24, 2020