Burke O’Brien

I’m a data scientist interested in applying rigorous machine learning methods to tell important and compelling narratives. I’m currently interning with the Analytics Innovation team at Altman Solon, a leading strategy consulting firm, where I support their analytics and machine learning capabilities.

With my background in academia and public policy research, I offer a unique perspective and range of experiences applying statistical and machine learning methods to real-life problems.

Outside of work, I enjoy crosswords, playing games with friends, and seeing the city from my bike. Ask me about Boston sports teams, my love of chess, or why I will never again operate a coffee-shop.


Brown University
Master of Science in Data Science 

Brown University
Bachelor of Arts in Economics + International Relations
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Supporting PPSD teacher initiatives

In close collaboration with Providence Public Schools, I led initatives at Brown’s Annenberg Institute to use data to explore the many processes that contribute to teacher staffing in Providence. Annenberg‘s Local Impact Team communicated our findings to policy experts, PPSD administrators, and community stakeholders.

Data cleaning and analysis was conducted using R, Stata, and Tableau.

Completed reports:
Sustaining the Teacher Workforce: Teacher Retention in Providence

Staffing Schools Before Students Arrive: Filling Teacher Vacancies in Providence