Students & Alumni

Yanbin Chen

Yanbin Chen

I am Yanbin Chen. With an interest in global economics and corporate finance, I studied Economics for undergrad in Renmin University of China. Because I wanted to equip myself with more powerful data analyzing knowledge and skills, I chose Data Analytics to be my major in graduate study. It is my goal to apply my hard and soft skillsets in the real world, and fulfill my true interest.

Kevin Deng

Kevin Deng

Hi! My name is Kevin Deng, and I studied Computer Science and English at Boston College. My undergraduate experience has been very data-centric, and I used the experiences I've collected in order to combine my quantitative and qualitative skills. In the past, I have interned at Fidelity Investments, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. I hope to explore data mining and processing practices in this program. Outside of class, I enjoy creative writing, tennis, and cooking.

Laura Clarage

Laura Clarage

Laura has been living in the Boston area for over 20 years and has been working in Tufts Technology Services for about 5 years as a Service Management Analyst. Laura loves data and hopes the Data Analytics program will help her to enrich her analyses and to develop clearer insights from data. She also has a degree in art restoration and owns 5 pet rabbits.

Irene Ham Liu

Irene Ham Liu

Irene is currently a data analyst for an international education company. Her background is in physics and materials science. Her professional interests are machine learning and statistical modeling. She also enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and birds.

Yujia He

Yujia He

This is Yujia (Jacqueline), I am currently pursuing my Master's degree, focused on Data Analytics and Machine Learning. My background is statistics. I am a data enthusiast who is dedicated to data modeling, visualization, machine learning, statistics. As lifelong learner, I am actively exploring software skills in Python, R, Tableau and SQL. Outside of work and school, I enjoy traveling and exploring tasty food!

Ángelie A. Heredia Frías

Ángelie A. Heredia Frías

Ángelie is a Tufts University Combined Degree student. She is from the Dominican Republic, though she has lived in Lawrence, MA for most of my life now. She completed undergrad as class of 2020 with a double major in Cognitive & Brain Sciences and Child Studies & Human Development (with a concentration in Developmental Sciences). She is now pursuing an M.S. in Data Analytics. She enjoys dancing in her spare time and was a member of various dance groups throughout high school and at Tufts.

Boheng Lin

Boheng Lin

Boheng is a bit of a global citizen having spent 14 years in China, 7 years in Singapore and 2+ years in the United States. When asked about his interest in data, he said "It is fascinating to see how people in the regions live differently and think differently. Despite all the differences I have witnessed, there is always a common thread that brings us together and the world together – data. It is the universal understanding of the collections and mathematical iterations of observations, quantitative and qualitative analysis of such iterations and radical exploration of possible utilizations of such analysis results. From the fast development in China, to the racial and religious harmony in Singapore, to the SMEs development in the States, data always has its place." He hopes to use his studies in the Data Analytics program to better influence our world.

Li Ling

Li Ling

Li comes from Shanghai, China, where she received her bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance. Before starting this program, she worked on tax advisory in KPMG for more than 2 years. Considering more and more demands in data field and her own strong interest in it, she'd love to make further explorations in data analytics, develop her programming skills and apply data magic to real-world issue. She enjoys jogging and badminton in her part time and also loves delicious food!

Minhui Ma

Minhui Ma

Minhui received her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Sun Yat-sen University in China. Her goal is to be a data analyst after graduation, and make business strategies using data analysis techniques. She expects improving her skills in extracting information from data in the Data Analytics program. In her spare time, she likes traveling and watching movies. She's a big fan of suspense movies.

Catherine Mengyun Yang

Catherine Mengyun Yang

Catherine is pursuing an MS in Data Analytics from Tufts and a MALD with a concentration on International Environmental Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is interested in applying data analytics to solve climate challenges and foster sustainability. She interned at Greentown Labs - the largest clean-tech incubator in North America this past summer. She once worked as a short-term consultant at the World Bank Group on digital economy with extensive research and data analysis experience. She also co-founded a sustainability nonprofit called Discus Institute with the mission to empower individuals and companies to develop innovative social and environmental solutions to global challenges. She was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She earned a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Kate Powell

Kate Powell

Kate is currently a research coordinator at the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Tufts (CABCS). She has a background cognitive development and lab management. She is interested in using statistical modeling and visualization to get better acquainted with the complex data sets at CABCS.

Ray Shi

Ray Shi

Ray was born and raised in Shanghai, China. He came to Sparta, NJ as a high school junior in 2013. He graduated from Boston University in May 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with a Technology Innovation Concentration. He is interested in business and financial data analysis, as well as related computer programming languages and algorithm development. Die-hard Boston sports fan. Go Sox! Go Pats!

Fina Short

Fina Short

I am a recent Tufts graduate with a BA in International Relations and Political Science and a minor in Chinese. I love studying data and hope to leverage the skills I gain through the Data Analytics program to work in foreign policy analysis at a think tank. Outside of class, I like to play frisbee, ski, bike, bake, and persist in an ongoing hunt for the best coffee spots around.

Yitong Sun

Yitong Sun

Yitong is originally from China and was living in Oregon, Florida and NY for couple of years. Now happily in MA! Yitong's interest is in Cybersecurity and she’s hoping to gain some experience in data science as well. Outside of the class, she likes dogs, hiking and home decor.

Tianyu Teng

Tianyu Teng

Tianyu is a native of China. Her main interests are app design, user behavior analysis and user experience design. She plans to use her skills in data analysis to understand user needs and motivations more clearly. She is happy to join the Data Analytics program family.

Zach Thomas

Zach Thomas

I am a recent graduate of Tufts University with a BA in Economics and minors in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Finance. I work full time as a Project Analyst for Tufts University Advancements in the Information Systems department. Outside of work and classes, I enjoy playing/following sports and traveling.

Laura Travis

Laura Travis

I am originally from Prescott, Arizona but I was living in Portland, Oregon before moving to Boston. I studied psychology and mathematics at Lewis & Clark College, but decided to somewhat merge the two topics for my graduate studies here at Tufts. I am interested in applying data analytics to work in the non-profit sector. Outside of studying, you can find me trying out new restaurants, exploring nature spots, and baking.

Ruichen Wu

Ruichen Wu

Ruichen Wu received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Miami University in 2018. She has a great interest in statistics and actuarial science and hopes to explore these more deeply in her Data Analytics studies. In her spare time, she likes watching drama and swimming.

Ying Yang

Ying Yang

Hi, it's Ying Yang. I grew up in Hangzhou, China, and received my bachelor's degree in accounting. During my undergraduate study, I have taken some basic statistics and programming courses. Working as an intern in Didi and Bytedance once, I found myself quite like the way Internet company worked. I hope that after completing my graduate study, I could be well equipped as a data person and join these companies! Anyway, I'm really looking forward to my studying in this program!

Run Yu

Run Yu

Run received her bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at University of California, San Diego where she found she had a strong affinity for data. She is excited about becoming a professional, motivated, and responsible data analyst. In addition to her love of data, she is a food lover and interested in exploring healthy food.

Zerui Zhang

Zerui Zhang

This is Zerui Zhang from Taiyuan, China. I received my bachelor's degree after graduating from Northeastern University with a major in math and a minor in computer science. My interest in data analytics comes from internship experiences at Peltast Partners, as a data analysis assistant, and MIT Energy Initiative, as a data management assistant. After completing my MS in Data Analytics I hope to pursue a career in Biostatistics.

Chenchen Zhao

Chenchen Zhao

Chenchen Zhao received her bachelor's degree in statistics from the University of Waterloo. She is now a master's student in the Data Analytics program at Tufts University. She has a great interest in data mining and data cleaning.

Yijie Zhi

Yijie Zhi

My Chinese name is Zhi Yijie, and my English name is Ian. I come from Nanchang, Jiang xi, China, where I completed an undergraduate degree in statistics. I have experience programming in C, and additional experience with MATLAB, SAS and SPSS. A foundational knowledge of machine learning assisted me during an internship experience researching mobile phone users portraits.

Sophia Zhang

Sophia Zhang

Sophia graduated from the University of Alberta with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and is a professional engineer in Canada. Before coming to Tufts she was a process engineer consultant on oil and energy projects. Sophia believes there is boundless value through applications of Data Analytics; she aims to become an impactful user and communicator of data to enable more efficient processes in our daily lives. Sophia enjoys the arts, hiking, badminton, history and learning about other cultures, she is an avid traveler who has visited 25 countries and hopes to explore many more.

Xiuxan Zhu

Xiuxan Zhu

Xiuxuan is from China where she completed an undergraduate degree in finance. Her goal is to become a financial analyst. She also hopes to gain some programming skills.