March Meetup: Career in Data Panel

Minneapolis Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
Minneapolis Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
Public group


14900 Charlson Rd

14900 Charlson Rd · Eden Prairie, MN

How to find us

Exact room number will be announced soon

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A big shout out to CH Robinson ( for sponsoring our meetup this month!

We will have a panel discussion about career in data science moderated by our very own Fiona Lodge. Come with questions!

Our panelists include:

1. Kaisa Taipale (CH Robinson)

2. Heather Lendway (3M)
Heather Lendway is a Data Scientist at 3M working in the Commercial Solutions Division. Her focus is developing Shiny applications that enable end users to easily access and visualize data combined from disparate sources, enabling efficient data driven decision making. Prior to her role at 3M, Heather spent ten years as an application developer doing end to end development utilizing java, javascript, html, css, SQL and more. Heather studied Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics at Macalester College in St. Paul.

3. Joan Hinrichs (Optum)
Joan Hinrichs is an Analytics Consultant at Optum Health supporting Healthcare Economics. Her focus is predictive modeling, risk stratification and identification of wasteful/avoidable care. Prior to her role with Healthcare Economics, Joan spent over ten years supporting clinical research and acting as a linchpin for enterprise data management and business partners. Helping transform data into insight and foresight to help organization anticipate the needs of their clients. Joan studied Biomedical Sciences at University of Wisconsin, Executive Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota and is currently finishing up her Data Science graduate certificate at Harvard University.

About the location: We will be at the 14900 building at CH Robinson Eden Prairie campus. There will be free parking!