About

DrivenData brings the transformative power of data science to organizations tackling the world’s biggest challenges. We run online machine learning challenges with social impact, and we work directly with mission-driven organizations to drive change through data science and engineering. Since 2014 we’ve worked with more than 60 organizations across 100+ projects in areas like international development, health, education, research and conservation, and public services.

We're a team of smart, passionate data scientists and engineers interested in doing good work for good reason. If you're interested in learning more about current job opportunities, check out our careers page.

Meet the team

Peter Bull

Co-founder
Data science and engineering

Peter holds a master's in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He previously worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and earned a BA in philosophy from Yale University where he met Greg.

Christine Chung

Senior Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Christine holds a master's in Computational Analysis and Public Policy from the University of Chicago, where she served as a Mayoral Fellow with the City of Chicago. She previously worked as a data scientist and machine learning engineer for Meetup. She earned her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Emily Dorne

Lead Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Emily holds a master's in International Development from The New School and a data science certificate from Metis. She previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford Center for International Development, and Brookings Institution. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert Gibboni

Senior Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Robert holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. He previously worked on experimental and computational approaches to brain decoding from functional magnetic resonance imaging data. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2009.

Chris Kucharczyk

Senior Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Chris holds a B.S. in Physics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology where he studied solid oxide fuel cell catalysts. Prior to DrivenData, Chris worked at IDEO and IDEO.org at the intersection of data science and human-centered design.

Greg Lipstein

Co-founder
Business development

Greg holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has previous experience working as a management consultant at Bain & Company and in market development at green-tech startup Blu Homes. Greg served with Teach for America for two years, after graduating summa cum laude from Yale University in 2008.

Hannah Moshontz
de la Rocha

Senior Program Manager
Program management

Hannah holds a PhD in Psychology from Duke University and received postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has led and managed behavioral science research projects at the Center for Open Science and the Psychological Science Accelerator, and previously worked as a data scientist at Hunt Club. She holds a BA in Psychology from Reed College.

Jay Qi

Lead Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Jay holds a master's in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, where he studied computational fluid dynamics and optimal flow control. Before DrivenData, he was a lead data scientist at Uptake, where he used machine learning to predict failures of industrial machines. He earned a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

Isha Shah

Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Isha holds bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Economics from Barnard College and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Computer Science at Columbia University. She previously worked as a research analyst at the Brookings Institution on local economic and workforce development and in the antitrust division of NERA Economic Consulting.

Isaac Slavitt

Co-founder
Data science and engineering

Isaac holds a master's in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He holds a BS in Operations Research from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and spent seven years as a Coast Guard officer serving in a variety of operational and quantitative roles.

Katie Wetstone

Senior Data Scientist
Data science and engineering

Katie holds a Master of Development Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on data science for social good. Previously she worked with the Human Rights Campaign, Americorp’s American Conservation Experience, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She earned a BA in chemistry with high honors from Harvard University in 2015.