Katharina Roesler, Statistics Developer in Palo Alto, CA, United States
Katharina Roesler

Statistics Developer in Palo Alto, CA, United States

Member since November 17, 2018
Katharina is currently working as a data scientist at Quora. Before beginning her professional career, she received her PhD in sociology from Stanford University, working on applied statistics and taking computer science courses. Overall, Katharina is a quick learner, pragmatic, and she's passionate about data visualization and modeling.
Katharina is now available for hire



  • Statistics, 7 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • SQL, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
  • Flask, 2 years
  • Redshift, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 1 year
  • Spark, 1 year


Palo Alto, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

iPython (Jupyter) Notebooks

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve worked on was an application to transform audio interviews to text.


  • Data Scientist

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Created and maintained a dashboard (mainly Python along with some JavaScript).
    • Experimented on the design and tools for automation.
    • Constructed a data pipeline, ETL (Airflow).
    • Investigated hypotheses, particularly metric changes.
    • Mentored employees and interviewed and hired new ones.
    Technologies: Python, SQL (MySQL, Redshift, Presto), Shell, Airflow, JavaScript
  • Consulting Data Scientist

    2016 - 2016
    Applied Research Works
    • Implemented linear regression modeling for a research paper on Medicaid costs.
    • Worked on data visualization and maps (JavaScript, D3.js).
    Technologies: Python, SQL


  • PhD Research and Data Science Projects (Development)

    Here, I have many of my projects highlighted on my website. They include machine learning, network analysis, data visualization data cleaning (ETL), and many applied statistics projects.

  • Multilevel Linear Regression Modeling (Development)

    I helped two graduate students build and interpret multilevel linear regression models. I used R.


  • Paradigms

    Data Science
  • Other

    Data Visualization, Statistics, Lean Experiments, Multilevel Models
  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, SQL, R
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Flask, Presto DB, Spark
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Google Cloud API, Facebook API, D3.js
  • Tools

    Apache Airflow
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache Hive, Redshift


  • PhD degree in Sociology
    2012 - 2017
    Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Sociology
    2008 - 2012
    Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey

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