This MIT Ph.D. Optimizes Media for Alibaba and Beyond Meat

From studying the science of solar cells to applying data science at work

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Olivia Hentz took her science background and applied it in her data sciences gig. Courtesy of Olivia Hentz

At the end of her time at MIT, where she received a Ph.D. in material science and engineering, Olivia Hentz realized she wanted to pursue a career in a field that had a more immediate impact than research and chemistry. That’s when she discovered data science

This story first appeared in the Dec. 7, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.