Evan Smith: Data Science Maverick at UNC Charlotte

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Introducing Evan Smith from Davidson, NC, currently pursuing a major in Data Science and minors in Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. A transfer student from Coastal Carolina University, Evan is set to graduate in the fall of 2025.

Choosing UNC Charlotte was a strategic move for Evan, driven by the university’s exceptional data science program tailored to his needs. The program’s real-world focus and hands-on approach align perfectly with Evan’s passion for uncovering the untold stories in data. His experience at UNC Charlotte is summarized in three words: informative, interactive, and personalized.

Evan’s favorite professor, Marco Scipioni, stands out for his unique teaching style that fosters participation and brings out the best in students. Grateful for Marco’s mentorship, Evan highlights the lasting impact of his classes and the opportunity to assist with a coding boot camp for high school students.

Post-graduation, Evan plans to leverage his data science expertise for positive societal impact. His goal is to be a force for good in the data science industry, with aspirations to contribute to the Northeast’s rich landscape of opportunities. Evan’s unexpected enjoyment of hours spent at Atkins Library has become a surprising highlight of his UNC Charlotte experience, providing the perfect blend of focus and comfort.

Evan’s hobbies include enjoying a nice steak dinner in the city with friends, reading Albert Camus, watching the Steelers play, and recently taking up yoga. A stand-up comedy enthusiast, he finds Charlotte to be an excellent place to pursue this interest.