Alec Stashevsky

Data Scientist // Researcher // R Developer

About Me

I am a data scientist and researcher with experience consulting in the finance and energy spaces. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research that engages multiple paradigms. I care about econometrics, anthropology, statistics, and research that uses data holistically to push back against siloed analytics.

Interests
  • Inequality and Development
  • Occult Economies
  • Place-making and Temporality
  • Migration and Mobility
  • Spatial Politics
  • Anthropology
  • Decarbonization
  • Financial Technology
  • Securitization
Education
  • B.A., Mathematics-Economics, 2019

    Reed College

  • High School Diploma, 2015

    San Marino High School

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
NERA Economic Consulting
Associate Analyst
Jul 2021 – Sep 2021 New York City
Statistical modelling and economic analysis of high-stakes litigation involving structured finance, bankruptcy, cryptocurrencies, and mass torts. Build algorithms and financial models to estimate damages and predict the performance of complex financial instruments. Use a variety of programming languages to identify fraud and negligent risk management practices for Fortune 500 companies, SEC, DOJ, and FINRA.
 
 
 
 
 
NERA Economic Consulting
Research Analyst
Sep 2020 – Jul 2021 New York City
Securities and Finance Practice
 
 
 
 
 
The Cadmus Group
Research Analyst
Nov 2019 – Sep 2020 Portland, OR
Utilize statistical modeling, data analysis, and machine learning to uncover consumer insights and make business recommendations for diverse energy industry clients. Act as primary analyst evaluating demand-side management programs, including a $600k+ randomized control trial to quantify the impacts of smart thermostat direct load-control events. Forecast electric vehicle diffusion and develop deliverable dashboards for stakeholders using R Shiny. Build models to forecast demand elasticity and potential energy reduction.
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgies
Data Scientist (Freelance)
Oct 2019 – Jul 2020
Led a project investigating optimal advertising strategies for an online retailer by supplementing Google Analytics and sales data to perform Geo-spatial analysis, market research, and ultimately lead generation.
 
 
 
 
 
KWM Wealth Advisory
Data Scientist Intern
Jul 2019 – Oct 2020 Pasadena, CA
Developed an interactive dashboard to help financial advisors navigate bear markets and contextualize historical data using Shiny, a web application package for R.
 
 
 
 
 
Reed College
Teaching Assistant
Reed College
Aug 2016 – Dec 2018 Portland, OR
Probability / Linear Algebra / Statistics / Economics
 
 
 
 
 
Plaid Pantry
Compliance Officer
Plaid Pantry
Aug 2018 – Jan 2019 Portland, OR
Professional Narc
 
 
 
 
 
IRN Realty
Systems Administrator
IRN Realty
Jun 2013 – Jul 2015 Arcadia, CA
- LAN/WAN/NOC/NAS Administration
- Lead business-wide IT projects and a team of up to 6 people
- Manage 100+ workstations, servers, MFPs, and PBX phone systems

Certifications

Coursera
Machine Learning
See certificate
Coursera
Foundations for Big Data Analysis with SQL (with Honors)
See certificate
Coursera
Analyzing Big Data with SQL (with Honors)
See certificate
DataCamp
Introduction to Spark with sparklyr in R
See certificate
DataCamp
Support Vector Machines in R
See certificate
DataCamp
Introduction to Scala
See certificate

Tools I Use

Rlogo
R
stata
Stata
sas
SAS
Python
Python
apachespark
Apache Spark
octave
GNU Octave
hadoop
Apache Hadoop
microsoft-sql-server
SQL Server
LaTeX
LaTeX
microsoftexcel
Microsoft Excel
git
Git
googleanalytics
Google Analytics

Contact