Data Scientist Danny Snyder had just finished teaching English in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar when he realized he wanted to develop his technical skills. His background was in economics and Latin American studies. He had a clearance. He just didn’t have the right experience to do the work that interested him the most.
Enter Booz Allen. A recruiter invited Danny to join our Technical Excellence program in data science. This intensive, 2-month, cohort-based development program helped Danny jumpstart his career in the field. “Being given this opportunity was career-changing for me,” says Danny. “It helped me break into the tech field.”
Two years later, Danny uses his data science expertise on a diverse set of projects, from understanding and quantifying discrimination to enforcing financial regulations. His work influences civilians and law enforcement across the country. “This program gave me a solid foundation for data science and coding,” adds Danny. “I’ve had the chance over the last few years to further my skills. Now I’m able to clean data, analyze it, visualize it to my clients, and help them make meaningful conclusions.”