Interview with Kirsten Smayda, Data Scientist at Pear Therapeutics

by Vael Gates In early December, I interviewed Dr. Kirsten Smayda, data scientist at Pear Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Smayda studied Cognitive Psychology and Voice Performance at Boston University for her undergraduate degrees, got a Master’s degree in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned a PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Texas at Austin. She was an Insight Data Science Fellow before she began working at …

Interview with Katherine Luna, Data Scientist at Apple

by Vael Gates Dr. Katherine Luna works as a data scientist at Apple, and kindly agreed to an interview with Beyond Academia, a student-run group aimed at providing resources for PhDs pursuing careers outside academia. Dr. Luna previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from Stanford, and a PhD in Physics from Stanford. She went on to work at Guardian Analytics as a data …

Advice from the Job Search

  Welcome back to the blog! In this week’s post, we speak with a recent graduate in Materials Science and Engineering who was able to make professional connections at last year’s conference. After going through the job process, they got back in touch with us to share their insights.   BA: What would your main piece of advice be for someone beginning the job search? My main piece of advice (based only on my personal …