I’m a recent graduate of the Applied Social Research M.S. program at Hunter College in New York City. I’m interested in using administrative and public data to better understand the provision and delivery of social services. My coursework in the Sociology and Geography departments focused on statistical modeling, spatial data analysis, and program evaluation. I like using the R programmng language.

I recently worked on a project in collaboration with the Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence and the NYC Department of Homeless Services that uses Natural Language Processing of homelessness prevention case notes to predict an individual’s risk of shelter entry.

Prior to beginning my graduate program, I spent five years recording oral histories with StoryCorps and helped start a butcher shop and salumeria in Brooklyn, NY called Ends Meat. I received my B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University in 2006. Check out my resume for more details.

Get in touch at mfherman@gmail.com.