Hi! My name is Grant Oliveira. I’m a data scientist from San Diego, California. I have a deep interest in the intersections of politics and data, especially the ways that data can be leveraged to improve the quality and delivery of vital services. As a result I’ve developed my skills in several different data analytics disciplines. My primary tool is R, which I learned by completing nine courses in the Data Science Specialization offered by Johns Hopkins University via Coursera, and I also have expertise in SQL, Tableau, Excel, STATA and SPSS. I’m currently working on C# and LINQ-based systems for distributed computing. Prior to that, I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with an Honors degree in Political Science.

I currently work as a Program Manager for Microsoft in the Bing Ads division. In that capacity I support the development of better algorithms to deliver more relevant ads and maximize profit. I also own and operate a data analytics consulting firm, Quantri Analytics. Along with my team of support analysts, I provide economic, public opinion and public policy research services, as well as business intelligence analysis for a wide variety of clients – particularly Angel funded and Series A startups. We are always open to new challenges that heavily involve either data or politics (doesn’t have to be both!) My email is grant@oliveiradata.com

Outside of my more professionally minded pursuits, I love travel, photography and filmmaking. I’ve worked in the past as a professional photographer, and in a variety of roles on a few indie film sets. For the past several years, I’ve been working on a project with my brother Jaime called “The Celebration”, a series of short documentaries highlighting unique cultural festivals around the world. Recently we’ve been successful obtaining funding for our trips and we’re currently developing the project with a production company to pitch to cable networks next year. Check it out at http://www.oliveirabros.com