Hi there! My name is Ben Weinstein and I am a Data Scientist and Adventurer. I hold an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Pitzer College and have thru-hiked both the Appalachian Trail (2013) and Pacific Crest Trail (2014). In total, I have hiked just shy of 5,000 miles through 17 states.
My passion for data began in college when, for my senior thesis, I had the opportunity to work with a team of graduate researchers studying the neuroscience of how people make decisions under stress. Since then, I have been hooked on data! Professionally, I have worked as a hedge fund trader and operations analyst where I have spent the majority of my career creating models and sharing my insights with stakeholders.
My decision to start teaching Data Science was born out of a love for learning but a frustration in finding concise, consolidated, and relevant content. I understand the urgency and frustration students face when trying to learn a new subject, and this is what drives my commitment to deliver the highest quality content possible.
Whether your goal is to learn Pandas or command line SQL, I am here to provide you with the information that you will need to succeed. I am humbled to be your instructor and look forward to sharing my passion for Data Science with all my students!