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The Columbus Team
Lauren Burke is a Data Scientist at CoverMyMeds, a healthcare software company that automates the prior authorization process used by health insurance companies. Her work involves using innovative data science and machine learning techniques to find creative solutions to complex problems within the healthcare technology space. Lauren is also an active member of both the Columbus and larger technology communities and serves as Director of Operations for Women in Analytics, an Advisor for #BUILTBYGIRLS, and a YP Board Member of Columbus's Center for Science and Industry. She is passionate about initiatives that promote the interests and achievements of women and girls in STEM and enjoys every opportunity to share her appreciation of math, data, and analytics with others. Lauren received a Bachelor's in Mathematics from The College of Wooster, where her thesis investigated the use of machine learning heuristics as solution techniques to a large-scale traveling salesman problem.
Jen Heider is part of the Data & Analytics team at Huntington National Bank. After graduating as the pilot student for the OSU BS Industrial and Systems Engineering Data and Analytics track, she began her career as a data science consultant at IBM, where she built her data science skills on projects across multiple industries. She then went on to work as a Data Scientist at Express. Jen is currently pursuing her MS in the ISE Data and Analytics track at OSU part-time while working for Huntington. Jen also volunteers as Logistics coordinator for the Women in Analytics Conference. In her free time, Jen loves reading, running, and outdoor activities of all kinds.