• What field do you currently work in? *
    Digital marketing
  • What is the highest degree in astronomy/physics you have received? *
  • What is/was your most recent academic position in astronomy/physics? *
  • What has been your career path since you completed your degree? *
    A few months of postdoc, then switched to data science in industry
  • What were the most important factors that led you to leave astronomy and/or academia? *
    Publication driven process, job security, career opportunities
  • What is the job title for your current position?
    Senior Data Scientist
  • What is the name of your company/organization/institution?
  • What city and country do you live in and/or work in?
  • What is your social background? Are there any identifiers that you think are particularly relevant?
  • What do you do for fun (e.g., hobbies, pastimes, etc.)?
    Rock climbing and other extreme sports
  • List your favorites. Band (or singer/composer/etc.), recent film, current TV series, food, color, pet.
  • If you have made a career change, what was your age at the time?
  • What have been particularly valuable skills for your current job that you gained through completing your degree?
    Stats and programming
  • What advice do you think advisors should be giving students regarding their career path?
    Learn and use programming languages, software, algorithms and solutions which are popular in industry.
  • What, if any, additional training did you complete in order to meet the qualifications of your current position?
  • What job hunting or networking resources or other advice/resources did you use to land your current position?
    Seek and LinkedIn
  • Describe a typical day at work
    Data analysis, meetings
  • How many hours do you work in a week?
    Less than 40
  • What is your salary?
    110000 including super
  • What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
  • How satisfied are you with your work-life balance in your current job?
  • How family-friendly is your current position?
    Flexibility is taken into account
  • Do you still interact with people who work (directly) in astronomy and/or are you still involved in astronomy in some way?