Delta teaching fellows
Delta teaching fellows are all data professionals working in the Bay Area. All of our time is donated for free to build out a curriculum that makes machine learning tools and knowledge more accessible to communities around the world.
Curriculum development leads
Sara Hooker is a data scientist based in San Francisco. She spent her childhood in Africa, growing up in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho. She has worked in economic consulting modeling antitrust concerns and on the data science team at Udemy developing recommendation algorithms. In 2014, she founded Delta Analytics, a non-profit dedicated to bringing rigorous data science to help non-profits across the world generate positive social impact. In July 2017, she will be joining the Google Brain team to work on deep learning research.
Hannah is passionate about harnessing data toward social good, in areas such as poverty, mental health, and public policy. She graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Rhetoric, and has done independent research in text analysis. Most recently, Hannah worked as an Analyst at Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm. In her free time she enjoys trail running and reading science fiction. Her preferred language is R, but has experience in SAS, Python, SQL, and advanced Excel.
.Patrick Sun is a software engineer specializing in UI and data visualization. He currently works on the Algorithms & Analytics team at Stitch Fix, where he helps data scientists surface and communicate their insights via modern web technologies like React and D3. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, grabbing a drink, and perusing through cat Instagrams.
Kevin is passionate about making a data-driven impact for social good, and is interested in improving systems in healthcare and education. Kevin studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, with minors in Computer Science and Statistics, and currently works in economic consulting at The Brattle Group. In his free time, he enjoys making data visualizations, snowboarding and longboarding, reading scifi, and exploring the Bay Area with friends.
Amanda graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with degrees in Economics and Business Administration. While in school, she led a design business club that reinvests its profits in microloans, taught a class on social entrepreneurship, and assisted in research on impact investing. Amanda currently works in economic consulting at Analysis Group and is interested in projects that improve accessibility and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, throwing (ceramics), and weaving.
Karla is an independent contractor who works often with HyperArts Web Design building tools for different types of companies. She has an MBA and is interested in all kinds of things.
Emily graduated from Tufts University in 2014 with a degree in economics. After graduation, she started out working in economic consulting and subsequently transitioned to a business analytics role in Facebook’s Small-Medium Business department. Her passion for using data to drive impact in the social sector originated from her time working as a research assistant at Tufts for Better Work, an organization targeted at improving the livelihoods of garment factory workers in developing countries. She her time with Delta Analytics as a fellow back in 2015, and for the past 2 years has been acting as the Program Lead, helping to build out and improve the yearly Fellowship program. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, hiking, drawing/painting, sewing, and crossword puzzles.
Jack graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Economics and Policy Making. After graduation, Jack implemented a Randomized Control Trial for Innovations for Poverty Action in Siaya, Kenya, and subsequently analyzed the results as a Research Consultant for the Paris School of Economics. He is now a Data Scientist for Growing Energy Labs Inc, where he writes algorithms for forecasting energy consumption and for optimizing the utilization of Distributed Energy Resources. Jack is passionate for all things relating to Sustainability, Data, and Development.
Rosina Norton is passionate about intersection between social impact, data science and clean energy. She has a Masters in Physics and has worked with both wind and solar energy in Europe and East Africa. Her work in East Africa includes designing solar PV systems for rural health centres and most recently, developing an integrated leasing model for a solar provider in Kenya.
Melissa is currently a software engineer at Kiva.org. In an earlier incarnation, she was a university lecturer at the University of California at Merced, and a PhD Candidate from UC Berkeley in English. She honed her teaching from experiences teaching at Philips Academy at Andover, Japan English Teaching Program, UC Berkeley, UC Merced, and Hackbright Academy Intro to Programming classes. She's deeply interested in Education and Social Good projects.