About

I am Data Scientist based in Nairobi, Kenya with deep experience in data management and expertise in developing statistical techniques to analyze data and find patterns.

About Me

I’m Cheryl Akinyi, a Specialist in Analytics and Data Science, with a knack for turning data into actionable insights. My journey into the world of data began with a love for mathematics and statistics, sparked by the challenge of mastering these seemingly daunting subjects during my academic years.

My passion for statistics and mathematics grew as I delved deeper into the field, dedicating countless hours to mastering these disciplines through self-study and academic pursuits. It was a natural progression for me to pursue a program that integrated statistics, computer programming, and economics during my undergraduate studies.

As I embarked on further education, specializing in Data Science and Analytics was a no-brainer. I found myself drawn to the endless possibilities that data analysis offers in driving meaningful change and solving complex problems.

When I’m not immersed in data, you can find me indulging in my love for anime as an “otaku”, exploring new travel destinations, hiking through scenic trails, or simply curling up with a good book. I also have a passion for fitness, always striving to maintain a healthy balance in life.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Financial Engineering

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

My Skills

I believe in the fact that learning never stops and I am interested in learning new technologies and programming languages that will help me improve my skills in data and develop a better output in less time.

Excel
Python
R
Tableau
Machine Learning
Power BI
SQL
QGIS

Experience

2022-TO DATE

Freelance

DATA SCIENTIST

I am responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting complex and large sets of data to extract valuable insights and solve real-world problems. I employ a combination of statistics, and programming skills to clean and preprocess data, build predictive models, and uncover patterns and trends. I identify actionable insights that drive informed decision-making, often collaborating with stakeholders to address business challenges.

2022-2023

Bayer East Africa

business intelligence & customer insights analyst

I was responsible for enabling customer-centric strategy and sales execution through data analytics and customer insights, providing necessary support, data and insights to establish effective and efficient routes to market and sales organization and collaborating with stakeholders throughout the Crop Science division; to build a holistic view of the analytical requirements and align it with the organization's strategy.

2015-2022

Crowe Erastus & Co.

Business development ASSOCIATE

I was responsible for conducting market research, analyzing industry trends, and identifying growth opportunities to support strategic decision-making. Leveraging data analysis, I provided actionable insights to drive business expansion and enhance revenue generation. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, I contributed to developing and executing go-to-market strategies, conducting competitive analyses, and evaluating new business ventures. With a focus on data-driven approaches, I play a pivotal role in driving business growth and fostering sustainable relationships with clients and partners.

2012-2012

TripAdvisor, Inc

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ITQlick, Inc

data entry clerk

I was responsible for maintaining customer database, manage all customer activities across a range of products and processes, ensuring records meet regulatory standards, merge duplicate records, deal with any data questions or queries and any other data entry duties.

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