Alumni Career Paths: Data Science

February 23, 2022
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time


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February is Data Science month at the Office of Career and Professional Development. Would you like to understand what people mean when they refer to a job in data science? Do you want to pursue a data science career, but not sure where to learn the skills needed to get your foot in the door? If so, join us for Alumni Career Paths: Data Science. Come hear about the experiences of UCSF alumni as they found this career path, prepared for it, entered it, and excelled in it. This a great opportunity to develop your network in this field if you are interested in joining it!


Ibraheem Ali, PhD - Sciences Data Librarian, UCLA (UCSF alumnus 2018 Microbiology and Immunology Program)
Sandeep Sanga, PhD - Head of Real World Data Strategy, Astellas Pharma US (UCSF postdoc alumnus 2010)
Dominic Tong, PhD - Senior Data Scientist, Insight RX (UCSF alumnus 2019 Bioengineering Program)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about careers in data science
  • Learn what's required to enter these careers
  • Understand the values of people who go into these different careers


  • Short seminar on strategy for moving into data science careers and Data Science Initiative
  • Values reflection
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Open Q&A

About this series

Alumni Career Paths is a collaboration with Black Excellence in STEM (BE-STEM) and the Office of Alumni Relations. We aim to highlight and amplify the voices, identities, and experiences of Black scientists and other scientists from communities historically excluded from STEM. The program is career-neutral, exemplifying all of the careers students and postdoctoral scholars can pursue with their degrees.

This program is part of the Every Month Series.

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