052: Master’s Degrees, Double Binds, and Data Science with Emily Dresner

October 25th, 2017 · 58 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

01:06 – Emily’s Background and Superpower

02:49 – Having a Master’s Degree: Was it worth it?

08:08 – Struggles After Retaining a Master’s

10:31 – Role Model: Emily’s Mom and Her Story

12:11 – “The Double Bind”

14:47 – Experiences Working at a Gaming Company

Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal) comforts of a luxury cruise by David Foster Wallace

18:33 – Transitioning to Upside and Building a Healthy Culture

21:50 – Engineering Vs Management

29:09 – Data Science

32:50 – Self-Selecting for Privilege

36:38 – Data Science and Security/Privacy

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

46:55 – Having a Background in Actual Science; Conquering Biases

51:35 – The Importance of Mentorship and Internships from the Beginning


Coraline: Having a biases towards hiring people like yourself and other hiring biases.

Sam: Research cognitive biases.

Jamey: Computers aren’t people.

Emily: I really do enjoy teaching.

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