Vanessa Tang
First Name: Vanessa
Last Name: Tang
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: United States
Education: Northwestern University


I was particularly drawn to MIDS because of its focus on Interdisciplinary studies. Coming from a background stemming mostly in science and pre-medicine studies, I am looking forward to learning how data science can be implemented in healthcare. I enjoy learning about different fields and adapting tactics to fit my interests. I believe that studying data science with people of a variety of backgrounds can help me do this more effectively.

What excites you about data science?

One thing that draws me to data science is how it can be used in a variety of fields, emphasizing the ability for data science techniques to be specifically altered and changed to best fit certain criteria. With our ever-changing world, the versatility of data science is particularly exciting.

What research area are you most interested in?

I am most interested in researching applications of data science in healthcare and medicine. With most of my background focusing on medicine and health, I can imagine the potential for data science to revolutionize this industry. While health technology is a growing field, I hope to play a role in exploring predictive health and personalized medicine.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time, I really enjoy traveling, playing volleyball, and working out. I also have a passion for food and like to cook and bake.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I've been to over 50 countries!