My name is Alyssa Columbus, and I am a data scientist at Pacific Life and member of the Spring 2018 Class of NASA Datanauts. Previously, I was a computational statistics and machine learning researcher at the Athena Breast Health Network, and I have built robust predictive models and applications for a diverse range of industries spanning retail to biologics. I hold a degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine.

I am a strong proponent of reproducible methods, open source technologies, and diversity in tech. I am the founder of R-Ladies Irvine, and I volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium.

My professional interests include predictive modeling, machine learning, and data visualization. I love my work and enjoy each new challenge as it arises. Have a look at my portfolio and experience, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can be of service to you.