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#17: “Overcoming data science interviews with an academic’s mindset” with Crystal Humphries of Zymergen | Educative Sessions

November 7, 2020

After earning her PhD, Crystal Humphries decided to pursue a career in data science instead. Despite her education, her early attempts to land a job fell short. There was still much for her to learn before she lands that dream job. Learn more about Crystal's trial-by-fire journey from academia to data science in this Educative Session.

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Crystal Humphries is the first in her family to go to college and then to get a PhD. I wanted to be a professor until she saw their pay checks and levels of stress. After stumbling onto a data science-like project during my PhD, Crystal made the bold yet discouraged move into technology.

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