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Operational Lead

Susan Ayasse Grand has been at UC Berkeley since 1992 when, as part of a team at UCDATA, she worked with the California Department of Social Services and local agencies evaluating the Clinton adminstration's welfare reforms of the 1990's. On this project, Grand cut her teeth on large State of California data extracts - writing SAS syntax to clean data, run analyses and crash the unix buffer space. Despite the missing semi-colons, she developed a passion for people data and data people.  

This passion grew at the D-Lab, where Grand started in 2013.  At D-Lab she serves as the manager of administration and operations. Grand believes responsive and informed operations is a necessary foundation for the D-Lab to build a robust training program bringing the data science superhighway into reach for all UC Berkeley data science researchers.  Grand is committed to D-Lab's mission to open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development.  See the UC Berkeley Principles of Community.  Diversity makes us smarter.

Email: susangrand AT berkeley DOT edu