Hi, I'm Rachel.
I love finding patterns in large datasets and enjoy helping others do the same.
I am currently the Director of Data Science for Fidelity National Financial, where I am helping to build a culture of data-driven insight and innovation.
I originally got my start in 2001 as an operations processor in the unclaimed property department at Wells Fargo Bank, where I learned business process, database, and in-house software design from the ground up. From there, I took my skills as a business analyst to the next level at Fidelity National Financial, where I focused primarily on large software integrations spanning operations, accounting, and reporting systems. I left the corporate world in 2012 to pursue a PhD in mathematics, which I earned in May 2017 from Rutgers University. Following my graduate studies, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, where my research, funded primarily by DARPA's MoDyL program, focused on topological methods for high-dimensional data analysis with a specialization in persistent homology.
As always: looking forward to the next big adventure!