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Sydney Simmons

Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Educational background: Math/Government, Georgetown University

Work Experience: Worked at Morgan Stanley in Risk Management for 6 years

Why data science? I want to broaden my skill set that I have developed in my undergraduate education and my employment, both technical and soft skills, to be able to solve real-world problems using data science.

Why did you choose Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt’s program offers everything that I was looking for in a graduate program, from the curriculum to the people. I was also very excited to move to Nashville!

What are your hobbies / what do you enjoy doing outside of work and academics? I like to run outside and go to workout classes. I like to watch TV and go to the movies, and I love to do puzzles – jigsaw, crossword, etc.