Meet your mentorLindsay Pettingill

Lead Data Scientist at Airbnb

I've always been super interested in understanding how things come to be (my background is in Social Science- I have a PhD in Government), so as a data scientist this means I've focused on deeply understanding the phenomena at hand, whether it be differences in user growth across space and time, causation in complicated experiments, or causation when no experiments are possible. I start with strong mental models, and use them to structure research questions.

I have experience as both an IC and manager, and have mentored over 20 junior data scientists at Airbnb.

In mentoring I usually don't provide "answers" but instead will work with you to understand what you're looking for, and find ways to help you get there.

I have a broad network and am happy to put you in touch with the right people to help you reach your goals.

I'm also a founder and angel investor so can also mentor around pitching, raising a round, etc.