Data Day 2023

The first annual Data Day at the Beach was held on April 22, 2023, at CSU Long Beach! Participants included CSU Long Beach, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach Unified faculty, students (and some family and friends), and administrators.

Attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Attend an informative panel that included industry professionals of color from Apple, Northrop, and NBC Universal, and faculty from CSU.
  • Engage in hands-on data-related interactive activities in the computer lab.
  • Receive a nice "swag bag" of goodies that included a Data Day T-shirt, pen, tote bag, key chain, and a lanyard.
  • Enjoy free parking, morning refreshments and a catered lunch.

We hope you will join us next spring!

Event Photos

students in math computer lab
students in math computer lab
math students in lecture hall
data day participants having lunch outside
young data day participants having lunch outside
panelists answering questions
Data Day panelists
Data Day staff



Nathan Rodriguez

A current Data Scientist for Universal Studios Hollywood. Nathan received his Masters at CSULB!


Dr. Danton Noriega Goodwin

The current Data Science Manager for a Large Silicon Valley Tech Firm. Dr. Noriega received his Masters at CSULB!


Mychelle Hayle

A Principal Data Scientist at Northrop Grumman. Mychelle received her Masters at CSULB!


Dr. Isaac Quintanilla Salinas

A current Assistant professor of Statistics at CSU Channel Islands. Isaac received his PhD in Statistics at UC Riverside!


April 22, 2023

  1. Registration, Welcome, and Light Breakfast (9:00am-9:30am, Nagel Courtyard)
  2. Introduction & Schedule of Events (9:30am-10:00am, PH1-140)
  3. Industry Panel (10:00am-10:45 am, PH1-140)
    1. Moderator: Erick Castillo, CSULB Applied Statistics '23
    2. Nathan Rodriguez, Universal Studios Hollywood
    3. Danton Noriega Goodwin, Silicon Valley High-tech Company
    4. Mychelle Hale, Northrop Grumman
    5. Isaac Quintanilla Salinas, CSU Channel Islands
  4. Breakout Sessions (11:00am-11:45 am, LA5)
    1. Danton Noriega-Goodwin, PhD: Live Coding Freestyle Session (LA5-255)
    2. Isaac Quintanilla Salinas, PhD: Not Dead ... Yet! An Introduction to Survival Analysis (LA5-251)
    3. Megan Ward-Baranyay: Data Science Applications in Earth Sciences (LA5-349)
  5. Lunch (12:00pm-1:30pm, Nagel Courtyard)
  6. Concluding Remarks (12:45pm-1:00pm, Nagel Courtyard)