When Lily came to the United States from the Philippines, she set out on a path in computer science and eventually landed a job at Barclays. She realized that she wanted to collaborate with a diverse set of professionals who would push her out of her comfort zone further, and began to scout out graduate analytics programs, with an eye for a curriculum that went beyond the technical.
NYU Stern's program offered the right balance between technical skills and application, and opened the door for Lily's current role at Humana as Lead Data Scientist. An MSBA classmate worked for the company, and after graduation took on a role as Director of Analytics. "He had seen my work and what I was capable of and wanted me to apply to a data scientist role," she says. "Without my interactions with colleagues, I never would have landed this job."