"Every day I try to bring my authentic self to work."
"I do not fit the mold of what you'd expect a data scientist to look like, both as a queer woman, and also as someone coming from an arts background (prior to analytics, I was a bassoonist performing with a symphony orchestra)."
"Early in my career these were things I kept hidden as best I could, because a) I didn't want to give anyone reason to question my abilities and b) I had not seen anyone else from my background find success. Over time, I realized I was able to excel in my career not despite my background, but because of it. It gave me a different perspective than anyone else in the room and helped me see business problems in a completely different way. Now that I've "made it" I make a point to amplify these parts of me at work with the goal of challenging people's perception of that mold, especially for those young scared new grads with a story similar to my own."