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Science and Mathematics

Physics Colloquium: Amber Lenon

February 29, 2024 at 3:30pm4:45pm EST

Physics Building, 202/204

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The Syracuse University Physics Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Amber Lenon.

Lenon is a dynamic professional who seamlessly merged her passion for physics with a flair for design, crafting a diverse career that spans academia and the tech industry. Beginning her journey in graphic design, Lenon discovered a deep-seated passion for physics that led her to embark on a transformative path. In her current role, Lenon plays a pivotal part in harnessing the potential of data to drive knowledge and innovation. As a data analyst, she engages in a spectrum of activities, including crafting insightful data visualizations, preparing and exploring datasets, conducting statistical analyses, coordinating with key stakeholders, and implementing advanced analytics techniques. Lenon’s unique blend of skills, stemming from her background in both graphic design and physics, brings a distinctive perspective to her work, enabling her to tackle challenges with a holistic approach.

“From Academia to Tech – A Data Analyst’s Journey

In this talk, Lenon shares insights into her journey of transitioning from academia to a thriving career in the tech industry. Drawing on her personal experience of earning a Ph.D. in physics and transitioning through various professional landscapes, Lenon sheds light on the challenges and triumphs encountered during this significant shift. She will provide practical strategies and actionable advice on effectively navigating the job search process. She will also discuss different career paths and offer an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities, tools, and methodologies involved in data analytics.


This event was first published on January 5, 2024 and last updated on January 8, 2024.

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