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My job is to perfect the systems that allow Facebook users to share photos and videos with their community. I improve people’s lives by making it easier for them to relive their memories!

Alexis Perez

Data Scientist at Facebook_

Job description_

Alexis keeps her eye on the powerful computers which run Facebook for its 2 billion users all over the world. One of her projects involves analyzing computer data and creating new and different ways to improve the user’s photo and video experience on Facebook.

More about Alexis

Pathway_

  • Start
    Studied Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego before switching to Mathematics and Economics
  • Graduated with no idea who or what she wanted to do or be
  • Studied to become an actuary while working at a local gym, but failed required exam
  • Worked as Sourcing Analyst at UC Berkeley, where employer introduced her to data science
  • Learned Python programming language and applied knowledge to do her job better
  • Now
    Current position at Facebook making a user’s experience with photos and video better
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