My work could influence how and where patients are treated and has the potential to save lives.
I got my bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in financial management and Chinese studies from Trier University in Germany. I was in business administration and finance before joining McKinsey as a research analyst.
When I started at the firm, I didn’t have all the technical skills for a data science role. However, my managers and colleagues helped me quickly gain the experience I needed to perform at my best.
Diving head first into solving healthcare challenges
Now, as a data scientist with a speciality in healthcare, I’m leading data workstreams from start to finish: scoping out a data need, writing the query, and completing the process through extracting the data. Then, I analyze the data and shape the final output.
For example, I’m working on a healthcare project to improve care for surgery patients. We’re analyzing data sets to identify procedures that could be done in an ambulatory or outpatient setting rather than a hospital or inpatient setting. My work could influence how and where people are treated and has the potential to save lives.
When I am not working
I love splitting my free time between travelling and staying at home. It’s great to discover new places. I relocated from Germany to Costa Rica five years ago, and I have a goal to visit all the beautiful beaches in this country. Still, there is nothing better than enjoying a homecooked meal in my backyard with my family and dog.