Data Analyst 

With a growing demand for data-driven storytelling, I can extract, transform and load data in SQL and Excel to create micro & macro charts, data visualization in Tableau and Power BI to find key performance indicators, average revenue per user, etc. I thrive best in dynamic and diverse operational environment, and remain focused while working under tight deadlines to produce high quality work and balancing competing priorities. Lastly, I am always open to receive constructive feedback and learn new skills to improve my work.

Technical Skills

MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL, Tableau, Power BI, Excel(Box and Whisker Charts, vlookups, index/match, nested IF statements, Pivot tables),  next.tech, Regression Analysis, Power Point, Adobe Suite, MS Project, Agile, Slack, Zoom, Dropbox, G Suite, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, iTune, Wochit, Presto, Okta, Dropbox, G Suite, Zoom, CMS, DSLR Camera, Marantz, Tascam, ENCO

Projects

• Established three-five top factors AirBnB users should take into consideration while booking their next stay in Milan through analyzing data in Excel using features like cluster charts, regression and correlation coefficient.

• Using standard deviation, Pearson’s R Correlation Coefficient and regression analysis in Excel to create descriptive and inferential analyses to find KPIs, to increase revenue by 10% and find an area to divest of with a chemical corp. and present my work to technical and executives

• Extracted data in SQL to find KPIs and visualize my findings in Tableau to help American Energy Market Regulator to avoid power outages

Employment

Data Analytics Fellow @ Springboard and Datacamp-Los Angeles, CA                                                      Jan 2021_current

400+ hours of hands-on course material, with 1:1 industry expert mentor oversight, and completion of 3 in-depth capstone projects.

Breaking News Reporter @ THE STAR-Camarillo, CA                                                                           July 2019–Jan 2020

• Wrote, edited and produced 260+ stories online and in print using Okta and Presto to educate readers about their communities

• Covered crime stories at the scene of fatal shootings and accidents for a large daily newspaper

• Shot, edited and published pictures, videos and audio stories by Pro Tools to create engaging stories

• Actively monitored scanners and websites like PulsePoint and California Highway Patrol to write new stories

Multimedia Reporter @ CobBird- Los Angeles, CA                                                                                      March-Aug 2018

• Interviewed homeless individuals in Skid Row in Los Angeles to shoot, edit, and produce reports and podcasts on services they received to transition into a stable life

• Booked guests and prepared them to carry out interviews at homeless shelters and advocacy groups

General Assignment Reporter @ Eastern Arizona Courier-Safford, AZ                                              Sept 2016–Sept 2017

• Attended council meetings, crime scenes and educational conferences to write, edit, and produce 100+ print and video reports for a biweekly newspaper

 

News Director & Reporter @ KVSC 88.1 FM-St. Cloud, MN                                                               Aug 2014–Sept 2016

• Wrote, edited, and produced 100+ audio packages and 50+ podcasts for live & online newscasts

• Taped and conducted in-person interviews with officials on and off campus by Tascam and Marantz in order to write stories and produce audio packages

• Directed and trained four assistants to cover stories for air and online

 

Reporter & Producer @ St. Cloud State University Television Station-St. Cloud, MN                       Aug 2015–May 2016

• Shot videos, pictures and interviews using DSLR and Sony-XDCAM PXW-Z90V to produce visual stories

• Edited stories in Final Cut and Adobe Premier to produce 50+ stories for online and on-air newscasts

 

Writer and Anchor @ WSUM 91.7 FM- Madison, WI                                                                                       Jan-Aug 2013

• Wrote, edited, and hosted “One Thousand and One Nights”, a cultural-diversity based show to increase awareness about what problems immigrants face in their life abroad

• Moderated panels of journalists to talk about racial inequity, biases, discrimination and social problems

Education

• Data Analytics Fellow at Springboard and DataCamp (Tools: Excel, Python, Power BI, Tableau, SQL)   Jan 2021–Jan 2022

• Master’s of Science in Journalism from St. Cloud State University, MN                                                 Aug 2014–May 2016

• Bachelor’s of Art in English Translation from Azad University Khorasgan Branch, Iran                         Sept 2006–Feb 2011  

Accomplishments

• Finalist in the Whickers Radio and Audio Funding Award May 2020

• Fulbright Scholarship awarded by Institute of International Education Sept 2012–Sept 2013

• Shortlisted for Iran’s National Triathlon Team Sept 2007

Languages: Fluent in Farsi, English, Dari, intermediate proficiency in Arabic and French

 

Memberships

• AIR Media, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Asian American Journalists Association