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Meet the Team

Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki is the City's Chief Analytics Officer and leads the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics (MODA). Dr. Mashariki is an accomplished leader within government, private sector and academia with experience in bringing Big Data processing and analytics for large and complex data management efforts. He started his professional careers as a software engineer at Motorola working on over-the-air data transmission projects and led a team of user-interface developers to build components of security features for handheld devices. Most recently, Dr. Mashariki served as Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Dr. Mashariki previously worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab as a computer scientist and research scientist where he led a team working on data mining and data fusion projects in the bioinformatics domain. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of Informatics at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Research Center and taught computer science courses at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and robotics at Northwestern University.

Dr. Mashariki holds a Doctor of Engineering from Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lincoln University. Amen is a Brooklyn native and attended Brooklyn Tech High School.

Lindsay Mollineaux is the Director of Analytics for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. In this role, Ms. Mollineaux manages the MODA analysts to ensure that the analytic products coming from MODA are of the highest quality, and that the team continues to deliver actionable insight to support the critical work of City agencies. In addition, she is responsible for MODA's on-going efforts to promote analytics best practices citywide. Ms. Mollineaux holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University.

Nicholas O'Brien is the Director of Public Affairs for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. He is responsible for supporting the strategic communications and public relations of the office. In this capacity he works with the New York City technology community including academics, technology vendors, developers, data journalists and civic groups. Mr. O'Brien works closely with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to implement the City's Open Data initiative. Previously, Mr. O'Brien worked in the New York City Office of Management and Budget. He has extensive experience in New York City government having worked for the Department of Education, and interned at the Department of Sanitation. Mr. O'Brien holds a Master of Public Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Syracuse University.

Logan Werschky is the Director of Strategy + Operations for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. In this role, Ms. Werschky manages day-to-day operations of MODA.  She also executes strategic decisions involving technology, policy, and city agency services.  She holds a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Smith College.

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