Episode 4: Dr. Kate Byrne

This week I bring on another Data Scientist. Kate has a previously worked in cancer research and is now working as a Data Scientist for the past 4 years. In this episode we talk about Diversity in the workplace, importance of soft skills and Empathy.

Timestamps for the episode:

Kate’s Background (1:00)

Pursuing a PhD(3:00)

What kind of person she was in school (6:00)

What a Data Scientist actually does? (10:15)

Advice to an aspiring Data Scientist (12:30)

Dislikes about the job (14:30)

Data Science & Non Profit (16:30)

Importance of diversity (21:00)

Soft Skills & their growing importance (25:00)

Work / Life balance (30:00)

Process in making difficult decisions (37:30)

What to do when you feel overwhelmed / unfocused (41:00)

3 biggest lessons learned (44:00)

Resources mentioned in the epsiode:

I hope you enjoyed this weeks episode and thank you for listening 🙂

If you have any suggestions / feedback feel free to email chasingpassionpodcast@gmail.com

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