Louisa O'Brien

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Louisa O’Brien

Louisa’s background has interspersed spells of study and work. Having come out of a design oriented university, her first degree in English focused on how people understand information and stories, which she then used working in change management for a FMCG in the UK and in Denmark. Following that she returned to study, but this time focusing on analytic programming using R and Python and decision making psychology, which exposed her to the burgeoning field of data science and visualisation.

After her MSc, Louisa worked as a business analyst with the technology used for London’s infrastructure, on varied projects such as fare forecasting, procurement dashboards and text categorisation modelling. These projects were interesting but after attending a Tableau event run by Data + Women at The Data School, she found a way to combine her interests of story telling and data analysis together.

Away from work, Louisa likes heading to the gym, science fiction and travelling.

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