First Name

Haley

Last Name

W.

Bio

Haley co-leads the Concord Academy (CA) Big Data Club. The club learns and applies data analytics to real-world problems. This year, the club competed in the Teradata Analytics Challenge, a global collegiate competition, as the competition’s first high school team. The CA team used public data to investigate US gun violence in schools. The project goal was to help schools take the safety of their students into their own hands, using recommendations based in data. In October 2018, Haley and her club co-head presented the CA project at Teradata’s global conference in Las Vegas and won the People's Choice Award for Best Presentation. Post competition, the CA club continues to learn new analytics skills, including R and advanced statistics; they plan to compete again in 2019. Also, Haley has worked to share her club and competition experiences with high schools across the country with the hope of promoting big data to high school students. She works as the high school board member for the Teradata University Network (TUN), a nonprofit dedicated to making data analytics resources accessible to students and educators. Haley creates and adapts data and analytics resources for high school audiences. To help launch TUN’s High School Initiative, Haley co-keynoted a Women in IT Conference held at Xavier University. Now, Haley is planning the first women in technology conference for her high school. In March, Haley is giving a TEDx talk on the value of data analytics. Haley hopes to study data analytics in college and continue to get others excited about the topic.