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who i am
my name is jacob, and i seek to understand the world through its data.
i have been a multifaceted professional musician for 20 years, and have worked as a full-time college/university music professor (conducting orchestras and teaching violin lessons, viola lessons, and other music courses).
covid-19 was a wake-up call for my family and me, precipitating a deep reconsidering of our priorities.
one of the results of this life reshuffling was a burgeoning passion for the worlds of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
i have always been interested in understanding the ways math and statistics, computers, scientific processes, and rich data can be used to solve some of the world's problems, from the simplest to the most complex.
now that interest has blossomed into an intense zeal for learning, growing, and leveraging my skills into a career pivot.