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2016
Jade Yang

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After growing up in southern China, Jade moved to the United States alone at the age of 16 to pursue an education. After completing high school, she attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta with a major in Industrial Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, Jade gained interest in analyzing patterns in datasets and leveraged her quantitative skills in senior capstone project for AT&T’s Teradata platform. She took the lead in performing regression analysis and proposed a queuing model that optimized the processing cost of running queries. Along with the model and other techniques her team presented their client with a potential saving of $800K.

A continuous learner and hard-working individual, Jade managed to obtain a variety of meaningful internships that covered a wide range of fast-paced industries including manufacturing, technology, financial and professional services. She utilized data to solve problems and learn how businesses operate. As a new graduate, Jade joined Global Analyst Program with Deutsche Bank. In her first role of data quality analyst, she excelled in reconciling large-scale raw data from multiple sources. Following that, she was responsible for delivering automated end-to-end data validation. Jade has earned reputation among the teams and colleagues for providing insights in data integrity and quality. It was these experiences that drew her aspiration to the field of analytics, where she could discover and make the most of hidden gems in massive data.

Through the courses offered at Northwestern, Jade is looking forward to being proficient in advanced analytic models, methods, and tools in order to deliver data-driven knowledge that create tangible business value for any company. In the age of information, she is excited to pass the analytic power to the masses even further.