Evelyn Arias has more than six years of experience implementing technology and analytics solutions for companies in the public and private sectors. Her clients include Warner Brothers, Herbalife, UCLA School of Medicine, and various two-year colleges in Southern California.
She enjoys functioning as a liaison between business units and developers.
Her talents as a business analyst include building interactive dashboards, conducting data wrangling, data validation, building SQL queries, and gathering business requirements from business users to translate into technical requirements.
Evelyn fell in love with tech in her 7th grade computer class. The class inspired her to lobby her mother for a family computer which she finally received in 8th grade. Evelyn set up and maintained that computer for 10 years -until her next purchase in college. However, as a once undocumented immigrant, Evelyn was also curious about minority culture in the US and issues of education and equity in her community. Her curiosity led her to complete a BA in Anthropology from UCLA and an MA in Education from Cal State LA. After completing her graduate degree, Evelyn blended her love of tech and educational by working as a data analyst for various 2-year colleges.
Outside of technology, Evelyn adores West-African drumming and dance, attending cultural events, linguistics, spending time with her son, and looking for more opportunities to support tech education in marginalized communities.