Silva Kurtisa Kate

After graduating from CIE, I returned to Latvia to work as The Director of an innovative Education Department at the Liepaja City Council (a city of 100,000 people on the Baltic Sea coast). This position involved advancing educators' ideas, acting as a liaison between businesses, the federal and local governments, and educators, as well as submitting improvements for legislation.


In 2004, life brought me back to the US and I had an opportunity to join a team as a research analyst at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois.  In 2010, I moved to California and took a position as the coordinator of the Behavioral Lab in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkley.  After five years in Berkely, I moved to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. as a Research Analyst.


I have recently (2020) returned to my homeland Latvia and am enjoying living just a couple of minutes' walk from the Baltic Sea beach. I am remotely finishing up some data science projects (such as using machine learning to interpret data, identify trends/patterns, or perform custom analysis and data visualization) for universities and companies I used to collaborate with while in the U.S. [9-20]




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