Meet the DA Academic Path Peers


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Shiyu Dou, Senior

Shyann Dou
Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Double Major: Financial Mathematics
Hometown: Yangzhou, China
Other Majors Explored: Financial engineering, Quantitative Psychology, Computer Science & Engineering 
Involvement: Undergraduate research, Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, DataFest, SASSO mentoring program
Internship: Mantel Technologies
Advice for new students: “Don’t be afraid to join DA in your 2nd or 3rd year. The course load may look overwhelming, but it really prepares you for your future career. Because DA is an interdisciplinary major, the time and effort you put in learning knowledge from other majors will reward you in the future in unexpected ways.”
Fiona Fei, Senior

Fiona Fei

Specialization: Data Visualization
Minor: Design Thinking
Hometown: Hebei, China
Other Majors Explored: Industrial & Systems Engineering, Nutrition
Involvement: Vice President of Culinary Association, undergraduate research, on campus job – Banquet Server 
Internships: China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC), CTR Market Research CO. Ltd
Advice for new students: “There will be a 50% chance of success if you try, and a 0% chance of success if you assume that you are going to fail. Don't be afraid to "waste" your time on trying things.”
Megan Graf, Senior
Megan Graf
Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Minor: Social Psychology & Personality
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Other Majors Explored: Actuarial Science, Psychology
Involvement: Resident Advisor, Research Assistant in a Psychology lab, Buckeyes for Child Wellness, Game of Thrones Club, DataFest Planning Committee
Internship: Swagelok Analytics
Advice for new students: “Try every study tip you hear even if they sound silly. You never know what will work for you."


Jeremy Huang, Senior

Jeremy Huang

Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Hometown: Nanjing, China
Other Majors Explored: Computer Science & Engineering, Design, Communication, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Internship: The Coca-Cola Company
Involvement: The Cognitive Science Club, BDAA, SSPEAK, CAIDe Lab
Advice for new students: “Ohio State has a huge pool of academic & professional resources – staying connected to them is a great way to stay motivated and figure out your own path!”

Jaelyn Johnson, Senior

Jaelyn Johnson
Specialization: Biomedical & Public Health Analytics
Double major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Involvement: ODI Scholars, Morrill Scholars Program, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Melanated Axons
Internship: American Electric Power
Advice for new students: “Always be patient with yourself and your learning!”

Manmeet Sandhu, Senior

Manmeet Sandhu
Specialization: Biomedical & Public Health Analytics
Hometown: Lewis Center, OH
Other Majors Explored: Statistics and Computer Science
Involvement: BDAA, Fight For Her, Buckeye mela
Advice for new students: "Time management is key when it comes to being successful. This major is rigorous so do not feel discouraged if you are not performing as well as you hoped. Instead, reach out to your peers and ask your professors for help because they have been there and are willing to do whatever they can to help you succeed!"

Megan Schlag, Senior

Megan Schlag

Specialization: Business Analytics
Hometown: Chardon, OH
Other Majors Explored: Statistics
Involvement: Honors, Chi Omega, STEP, on campus job – Office Assistant, BDAA, BuckeyeThon
Advice for new students: “Your first year can be overwhelming when it comes to scheduling classes and figuring out what is the best path for you, so don't be shy about visiting your advisor(s) and professors. They are always willing to help and want to see you succeed!”

Emma Wenckowski, Senior

Emma Wenckowski

Specialization: Computational Analytics
Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL
Other Majors Explored: Actuarial Science
Involvement: STEP, BDAA, Association for Computing Machinery – Women’s Chapter, Cru
Advice for new students: “It can be really tempting to feel like you are behind since DA people tend to be so driven and accomplished.  Instead of feeling discouraged, reach out to your peers and use their experience to grow. You also don't know what you might teach them.”

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