Michelle Spencer is a data analyst with the BC Centre for Disease Control, where she spends her days wrangling large datasets and contributing to health research. She has a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, focusing in Mathematics from Quest University Canada, and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Simon Fraser University, where her thesis topic was the Quadratic Traveling Salesman Problem. During her degree from SFU, Michelle also worked for the Ministry of Education as a data analyst coop student, which led her to pursue analytics as a career after graduating. She is also passionate about data literacy and math education, working and volunteering as a tutor and teaching assistant throughout her two degrees. In her free time, Michelle enjoys running, hiking and drinking coffee.