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From the Classroom to Data Science

Ever since I was in 10th grade, I’ve wanted to teach high school math. I was one of the lucky few who knew exactly what my major would be upon entering college. And it was exactly the right path for me. After college, I taught for five years in a public school in the county where I grew up. Then, wanting to leave Michigan and begin life in a new place, I scored a job at a private school in Colorado. Seven years later and my family (created in Colorado) signed up for a new adventure teaching and living at a boarding school in rural New York. Little did I know that last school year in New York would be the hardest of my career.  As I struggled with the decision of whether to stay or leave and completely change my career, there were so many “what ifs” that ran through my mind.  Would this decision be on my mind if I hadn’t struggled through a year of teaching during a pandemic?  Would I want so desperately to move back to Colorado if I had formed a community or felt fully welcomed into th