• Rebecca Badner

    Multilingual gregarious data scientist experienced in international education with a passion for Natural Language Processing, Python and predictive modeling


    If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

    - Nelson Mandela -

  • Experience

    International educator turned data scientist,

    bridging my analytics experience with my love for language

    Walgreens Co.

    Speech Science Analyst

    Jan 2019 - present


    • Data science projects for the natural language interactive voice response(IVR) systems for inbound calls


    Associate Data Analyst, Strategic Planning

    May - August 2018


    • Interpret, document and present/communicate analytical results from Google and Adobe Analytics to multiple business disciplines, providing conclusions and recommendations based on customer-centric data
    • Take analytical objectives and define data requirements for internal data projects. Extract, clean and transform large scale client data for the purposes of analysis, segmentation and reporting. 

    PAX-Program of Academic Exchange

    Regional Support Specialist

    June 2016 - August 2017


    • Promoted to Regional Support Specialist after six months (hired as Team Assistant from June-December 2016)
    • Build tracking spreadsheets to monitor the SEVIS paperwork for both J-1 and F-1 students
    • Monitor supervision issues for over 300 students per year, ensuring emotional and social success in American schools and homes
    • Edit and send disciplinary letters to students, partner organizations and host families
    • Update and maintain records for U.S. Department of State J-1 Student Exchange programs, such as the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES)

    • Track interactions with international agencies, including but not limited to: AFS, American Councils (for State programs)

    • Prepare host family match profiles for partner organizations, including but not limited to:

      • Abaarso School of Science (Somaliland)

      • Fundacion Cultural APX (Spain)

      • AYEC Intercambio Cultural (Ecuador)

      • Education and Development EDD (Thailand)

      • EIL- Japan (Japan)

      • ICXchange (Germany)

      • Clara Gallegos (Mexico)

      • Hankyoreh Plus (South Korea)

      • STS (France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Denmark)

      • InterWay (Spain)

      • WEP (Belgium, France, Italy, Spain)


    Customer Insight & Data Analyst

    June 2016 - October 2016


    • Analyze international student reports for patterns of behavior and reactions to the system to enhance customer experience
    • Transform qualitative data into quantitative analysis of international student behavior
    • Create reports on 7,500 entires of non-resident tax data from over 130 countries
    • Build spreadsheets and charts to present information to universities in all 50 states, top clients including Ivy League Universities such as Cornell, Columbia, Stamford and University of Pennsylvania
    • Work independently and remotely

    LicenseLogix, LLC

    Research Analyst

    Sept 2015 - June 2016


    • Created and managed research database of over 650 businesses and over 1,000 international jurisdictions
    • Facilitated research partnerships with a variety of businesses, as go - to employee for phone communications
    • Given expanded responsibility in client relations, clients including Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, and Francesca's Clothing
    • Conducted multiple high priority senior level research projects
    • Wrote training manual for incoming research analysts after my research methods proved to be the most effective.
    • Mentor, train and advise new research analysts on analytical procedures

    French Morning

    Market Research Analyst

    Oct 2015 – June 2016


    • Launch market research analysis for Americans wishing to attend university abroad, requiring inquiries to European partners and international education research facilities
    • Create and manage spreadsheets for freelance writers, seasonal programs and research projects
    • Hire a team of international interns and freelance writers (based primarily in France)
    • Expand social media presence of English Edition of French expatriate magazine
    French Embassy

    Teaching Assistantship Program in France (TAPIF)

    English Teaching Assistant

    Oct 2014 – May 2015


    • Acted as cultural attaché for American culture in France
    • Planned and led ESL classes and organized group activities for over 200 French high school students, exploring American culture, history and relevant vernacular
    • Managed student attendance database of over 200 students

    Study Abroad Department, University of Rochester

    Teaching Assistant

    Aug – Dec 2013


    • Manage and recruit students for international student program cultural activities
    • Organized and chaperoned trips to national parks and managing trips to historical villages
    • Supported international students in their adjustment to US culture by serving as a cultural guide and immigration information informant and guided lesson plans

    University of Rochester Alumni Fund

    Alumni Relations Fundraiser

    Jan 2013 - Jan 2014


    • Most Creative Caller award for unique ability to connect with potential donors
    • Raised over $20,000, from mostly new donors
    • Maintained a rate of 30% donations from total calls placed
    • Upgrade average of 15%, for approximately 40% of total previous donors

    Università degli Studi di Siena

    International Intern

    Sept - Dec 2012


    • Matriculated international students participating in the ERASMUS program
    • Spoke Italian with all non-anglophone students and work colleagues for all professional correspondence
    • Organized and edited correspondence in multiple languages (Italian, English and French)
    • Communicated with American study abroad students about issues that arose within the department
    • Expand social media presence for American foreign exchange students from multiple programs (IES Abroad Siena, Università per Stranieri di Siena, University of Rochester Arezzo Program)
  • Skills

    Coding Languages

    - Python

    - SQL (mySQL)

    - Git

    - HTML

    Machine Learning

    - Natural Language Processing (vaderSentiment, spacy, nltk, etc.)

    - Predictive modeling (regression and classification, supervised and unsupervised) - webscraping (BeautifulSoup, XML)


    - Google Analytics Certified

    - Tableau

    - CrimsonHexagon

    - NetBase

    - Adobe Analytics

    Microsoft Office Suite

    Proficient in Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.


    Level C1


    Level B2/C1


    Level B1


    Level A2

  • Education & Training

    General Assembly - Data Science Immersive

    November 2017 - February 2018

    The program covers skills including: Git, SQL, UNIX, Python, machine learning, data modeling techniques. Exploring the differences between supervised and unsupervised machine learning through the application of various modeling techniques such as classification, regression, and clustering. Create reproducible presentations and reports and use data visualization tools to present your findings to key stakeholders.




    NAFSA Conference 2016

    June 2016

    Volunteer, attended workshops and courses, and participated in sessions at the seven day international education NAFSA Conference in Denver, Colorado

    Global Pro Insitute

    April 2016

    A 6 week intensive program intended to launch and grow a successful career in international education and meaningful travel led by Brooke Roberts. Included lessons on the history of international education, building a personal brand, and meaningful long term networking.

    IES Abroad

    Semester Abroad- Siena

    August - December 2012

    Courses on art, history and sociology conducted in Italian while residing with an Italian family. Attained internship with the international office of student affairs at the local university. Participated actively in the local ERASMUS program and related cultural activities.

    University of Rochester

    Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

    Graduated 2014

    Crafted a multi disciplinary curriculum focusing on a minor in statistics and mathematics, international exchange and culture, including courses from international relations, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, and French, German and Italian languages.

  • Projects

    Projects designed, created and led

    GitHub Portfolio (Data Science)

    Data science portfolio of projects

    Projects conducted while at the Data Science Immersive course at General Assembly. Projects include data science, predictive modeling, structured and unstructured data modeling, exploratory data analysis(EDA). Projects conducted using SQL and Python 2.7 (including packages such as numpy, scipy, pandas, sklearn).





    Licensure Compliance

    Built Database

    License Research Packet Database, created for organizing and storing licensure information for all incoming clients beginning in December 2015. Includes state, county and local level licensing for all 50 states and parts of Canada in a variety of industries including pharmacies, IT, construction, trucking, restaurants/cafes, etc.

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