Ariel Horowitz '21 is a Health Data Science Certificate student from Schenectady, New York.
How would you explain your discipline and/or research to those unfamiliar with the subject?
Health data science is an ever-evolving multi-disciplinary field that involves using statistical inference, algorithmic development, and technology to make insights about data.
What do you wish your colleagues/friends/family knew about your work?
Data is almost never clean!
Have you learned/discovered anything during your experience at UNH that’s surprised you? If so, what?
How rapidly the health data science field continues to evolve.
What do you consider your biggest challenge?
Efficiency, especially when it comes to somewhat unfamiliar programming methodology.
What motivates you?
The seemingly endless opportunities relating to continuous education in data science, and really any subject!
What are you most proud of?
My health-centered Peace Corps service in Tanzania!
Why did you choose UNH?
The academic structure of this particular program (both the certificate and full degree) prepares students well for related post-graduate positions in the field!
What do you plan to do with your degree?
Completing the full program in the near future may be a viable option; in the meantime, my plan is to integrate the tools learned thus far into current employment opportunities!