Lydia Kan recently received her Master’s degree in Marketing Analytics from New York University. She has two years experience in marketing and media as a marketing analyst, where she developed a passion for predictive analysis. She is fascinated by the stories of customers’ activities behind the data, so it leads her to pursue a career as a Data Scientist. During her time in the NYC Data Science Academy, Lydia performed her programming, analytical, and machine learning skills through five major projects. She web scraped data and developed a Shiny app to show member’s usage and activities on MeetUp.com. For her final project, she and her team applied advanced Machine Learning algorithms to compete in an open Kaggle competition and gained top 9% out of 1836 teams.