Monica Puerto

Washington,DC Contact Me.

A data scientist & activist. A feminist. A latina. A speaker.

Programming Skills


Django, NLTK, Regex,Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit Learn, Numpy, BeautifulSoup4, Selenium


tidyverse, caret, modelr, MASS, tidytext, stringr, lubriate, acs, Rsocrata, glm, Shiny, leaflet


Redshift, Snowlfake, Postgres


S3 buckets, Redshift, AWLS CLI

Modeling Skills

Worked with linear and classification models. Utilized supervised and unsupervised methods (KNN, PCA). Built models around natural language processing using TF-IDF matrices. Understand feature importance,residuals analysis, overfitting vs underfitting, sampling, cross validation, ensembling models, etc.


Senior Strategist


AFSCME is the nation's largest public service employee union. Working with vendor data like voter files from Target Smart and Catalist. Experience with Hustle, NGP VAN, and Action Network. Overseeing our model productions and polling analysis.

July 2019 - Present

Operations Analyst

Upside Business Travel

Worked in the Travel Operations / Customer Experience at a startup that provided a travel management solution for businesses. Worked as the data analyst to create dashboards monitoring our call center metrics, while understanding customer needs through natural language processing, and making sure that our call center is efficiently staffed to meet service level agreements through forecasting.

November 2017 - June 2019

Manager of Analytics/Ecommerce

National Geographic

Consulted for the website of National Geographic and their ecommerce online store. Utilized Domo as a business intelligence tool to create dashboards across website, social, and customer data. Deployed A/B testing for the ecommerce websites and managed digital campaigns across email, facebook, seo, sem and affiliate marketing.

November 2014 - November 2017

International Digital Strategist

Discovery Communications

Consulted on digital reporting, business developments, and provided data for media kits/ ad proposals for brands such as TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, and Home & Health.

October 2012 - November 2014


Web Scraping

Demoed code about Python's BeautifulSoup4 and Selenium for 3 different organizations.


Demoed code about Python's Package Pandas for Data Analysis

Conditional Statement

Demoed Python code on how to construct if else and while statements


Demoed Functions vs Methods (Object Oriented Programming)


American University

Masters Candidate 2021
Data Science

GPA: 3.8

Florida State University

Bachelor of Science 2012
Double Major Finance & Marketing

GPA: 3.5