My background comes from Economics and Econometrics. I gained my first data analysis and data science experience when working on my PhD project for 4 years in the Netherlands. After graduating, I’ve decided to switch to the private sector where I saw that big data in academia and in business are two different things. Most importantly, the fusion of science and business has taught me more than just how to bluntly apply the models to improve prediction scores. Having worked both at the corporation like Telia and the ultra-fast growing startup like Vinted gave me lots of invaluable professional as well as personal experience that I love sharing with young talents.