Adam Ross Nelson Data Scientist + Career Coach
Hi, I'm Dr. Adam Ross Nelson JD PhD
Data Science Career Coach
As a career coach I help established professionals transition into and level up in data careers. Earlier in my career, I was the inaugural data scientist at The Common Application which provides undergraduate college application platforms for institutions around the world.
I completed a PhD from The University of Wisconsin - Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. I am also formerly an attorney with a history of working in higher education and teaching all ages.
I see it as important for me to focus time, energy, and attention on projects that may promote access, equity, and integrity in education. This means I strive to find ways for my work to challenge systems of oppression, injustice, and inequity.
Three Fun Facts About Dr. Nelson
Three fun facts about me not many people know:
I began my full-time professional career living and working abroad. I taught English as a Foreign Language while living in Budapest Hungary during the late 1990s.
I used to be a school assembly speaker. During this time, I spoke at about two schools a day about health and wellness. Overall I visited schools in multiple states and addressed 20,000 students.
While living in North Carolina I made the decision to include all three of my names in most of my written correspondence: Adam Ross Nelson. Otherwise I go by Adam.
A selected list of organizations with which Dr. Nelson has proudly worked.