Prior to joining Metis as an instructor, Kimberly Fessel worked at MRM//McCann, a leading digital advertising agency, where she focused on helping clients understand their customers by leveraging unstructured data with modern NLP techniques. She is passionate about data storytelling and the power of compelling data visualizations to challenge pre-conceived assumptions. Kimberly’s enthusiasm for teaching and blogging comes from her days as an academic. She holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in math biology at the Ohio State University. In her spare time, Kimberly likes to stay active and particularly enjoys swing dancing, rollerblading, and jogging with her dog.