Samir Farooq and was born and raised in Rochester, NY and began his career in medicine. However his passion was computational mathematics and biology, particularly during his undergraduate years at SUNY Geneseo. Samir abandoned his path to medicine when it became clear that he couldn't honestly write a "letter of intent" to entering med school with. Instead, he allowed his passion to lead him to data science. Samir was part of the first graduating class of the data science masters program at the University of Rochester and has remained in the field ever since. He currently works for, a software company in the healthcare industry, and he loves what he does! Samir will share his experience and reflect on the insights his career journey has offered, In the hopes of benefitting aspiring data scientists.

Join us to hear about Samir's career path, his work projects, his tips for a career in data science, and potential opportunities at

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