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Nadine Fischoff


Previous positions

  • Data and Evaluation Manager at NYC Department of Education
  • Data Manager at NYU


Emory University, B.A., Political Science




• Email: • Github: • Website:


  • Software Engineer

    Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

    February 2019 – Present(8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I use SQL, Python, JavaScript, React and Redux

  • SQL Developer

    Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

    February 2018 – Present(1 year 8 months)San Diego, CA

  • Data and Evaluation Manager

    NYC Department of Education

    June 2016 – December 2017(1 year 6 months)Greater New York City Area

    • Use R and SQL to automate the creation of datasets to help determine portions of school funding related to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program • Use R, RMarkdown, and SQL to automate the creation of reports with demographic, enrollment, and funding data for schools in the CTE portfolio • Develop research documents for the CTE program, with demographic and school performance data

  • Data Manager


    June 2015 – June 2016(1 year)Greater New York City Area

    • Developed and maintained databases for all stewardship data, and societies for gifts of up to $999,999 and over $1 million • Planned, managed, and executed ahead of schedule, a scholarship reporting program for major gifts • Managed the accessibility and use of a website that students used to updated scholarship profiles

  • Budget Analyst

    San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

    March 2008 – October 2013(5 years 7 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    • Conducted financial and budgetary analysis and reported findings to management • Developed and monitored departmental budgets totaling over $400 million

  • English Teacher

    Nova Group

    2004 – 2005Osaka, Japan

    • Taught English classes to groups of adults and children.


  • Emory University

    B.A., Political Science

  • Flatiron School

    Full Stack Web Development

    2017 – 2017

    Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, React, Redux, SQL, Sinatra Women in Tech Scholarship Recipient

  • American University

    Masters, Public Policy

    Used statistical analysis with data-driven research to explore answers to policy questions.

    Activities and Societies

    Pi Alpha Alpha

  • Foothill College

    Computer Science

    Courses in Java and C++


  • iOS Development


    • RunGoals (released March 2016),, RunGoals allows you to set a weekly running goal and track your daily progress towards reaching that goal. • HealthyZen (released January 2016), Graphs weight, steps, and mood data. Used Objective-C, Core Data, Core Plot library, oAuth and the Withings API, and HealthKit. • YourCongress (released January 2015), Provides current information on members of the United States Congress. • BayBikes and NYCBikeSharing (released October 2014), Provides real-time information on the number of available bikes and docks at each station in the Bay Area Bike Share system, and the NYC Bike Share system.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nadine Fischoff
  • Ruby CLI Gem

    March 2017

    Retrieves a list of 20 recent FiveThirtyEight polls measuring the current president’s approval rating. Built CLI Ruby gem with Object-Oriented Ruby; used the Nokogiri gem to scrape the FiveThirtyEight website. Github Repo:

    Team Members (1):
    • Nadine Fischoff
  • Decider

    October 2017

    The Decider app helps user make decisions. I built the app with: • React and Redux for rendering components and state management; • Redux Thunk for async calls to the backend API I built with Rails, which handles data persistence; • React Router for dynamic routing. Other: • Deployed on Heroku: • Front-end: • Back-end: I built up to this app with two prior apps: • The first uses only React, – code here: • The second uses React and Redux, – code here:

    Team Members (1):
    • Nadine Fischoff
  • R Package: ProPubBills

    November 2017

    Code on Github here: Explanation with examples here:,/package,/propublica,/congress,/bills,/politics/2017/11/19/my-first-r-package.html

    Team Members (1):
    • Nadine Fischoff

Skills & Expertise

  • Statistics
  • Public Policy
  • JavaScript
  • Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Objective-C
  • Budgets
  • Policy Analysis
  • Relational Databases
  • R
  • Government
  • SQL


  • R Programming

    Coursera Course Certificates, License RM3LRAVX37WK
  • Exploratory Data Analysis

    Coursera Course Certificates, License 2NCL48PA9HN6
  • Getting and Cleaning Data

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  • Reproducible Research

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