Learn more about Nasim Eshgarf, the new Evaluation and Certification Team Graduate Assistant for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy.
Nasim is currently a Master's student in the Psychological Foundations program in CEHD and in Computer Science in the Engineering Department. She comes to us with extensive experience, particularly related to data analytics and machine learning. Nasim is a part of the Evaluation and Certification Team helping with the ongoing evaluation and certification work.
What is your job title, and what will you be doing?
I'll be a graduate assistant on the evaluation and certification team. I will be working to support the continued evaluation efforts within the MNCWTA by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data-based information.
Tell us about your education and/or work experience prior to joining the MNCWTA.
After my first master's (IT management) and working in data analytics, I decided to work towards becoming a teacher of programming as well as work towards helping children improve their problem-solving. So, I started my second master's in educational psychology. After one year in this program and I also started studying computer science based on my interest in improving learning in computer science. In the summer, I was in data analytics at Minnesota Orchestra, and I love working with data and finding some cool results.
How long have you been working in your field?
I worked in the data analytics area for many years, and then I decided to be a teacher to improve children's problem-solving and computational thinking for a few years.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I love being able to learn from others and be familiar with different people with different perspectives and cultures.
What are you most passionate about professionally?
I could do something useful in the learning system.
What are you most passionate about personally?
Be a good person and positive for people around me.
What are you surprisingly good at?
I’m very good at planning, especially planning a trip or party.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Video games, playing volleyball, going to the gym, hiking.
What else should we know about you?
Based on my background and my job, I should be a measurable person, but I’ve never measured material for cooking or baking! But I am very creative with them!!