Meet the Team: Sydney Trieu

Sydney is BlueConduit’s data scientist. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sydney.

Why did you join BlueConduit?

I joined BlueConduit because working for a company with strong values and a social mission was my number one priority in my post-grad job hunt. It’s often said that we live in an era of data deluge, but that same data overlooks – and even excludes – the struggles of marginalized communities. BlueConduit, however, is determined to practice data science that counters this narrative, and I’m excited to be a part of that process. I’m truly grateful that I was able to find a team that cares deeply about both the communities impacted by our work and my own professional growth.

What professional experience and expertise do you bring to BlueConduit?

Before joining BlueConduit, I took part in the Civic Digital Fellowship as a data scientist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I also developed a socially-centered undergraduate data science curriculum at UC Berkeley with the Human Contexts & Ethics program.

What does a day in the life of BlueConduit’s Data Scientist look like?

After morning check-ins with the data team, I spend my time exploring and processing data in preparation for building models. Once the data is in the clear, I experiment with different models and evaluate their performance before generating predictions. Mostly, I tinker with code and have the privilege of asking Jared and Nick for help whenever I get stuck!

How do you spend your time outside of work?

I like to make music, boulder, play video games, read, and (very occasionally) write! I also recently started skateboarding and aspire to have a kickflip ready, if anyone asks. Outside of that, I enjoy spending time with my partner – cooking, improvising songs about our daily life, attempting to take care of our many houseplants, and bothering our two cats.


About BlueConduit

BlueConduit pioneered the predictive modeling approach to lead service line identification and replacement. Through BlueConduit data science, utilities, municipalities, government agencies, and consultants standardize, predict, report, and communicate key information about lead.