Hi I'm
Carlos Eduardo Ortega Santana
By day, I work as a Software Development Engineer @ Amazon

Unfortunately, I was part of the latest round of Amazon layoffs. I am currently seeking opportunities in Back-End or Full Stack Development. By night, I’m helping launch Open Patterson, a Code for America Brigade, and serving on the Board of Directors @ Love Stanislaus.

I was born and raised in Patterson, CA. A small rural-ish town with a love for Apricots and Roundabouts. I graduated from Patterson High School in 2016.

After completing high school, I went on to study at UC Berkeley, receiving my Bachelors in Cognitive Science in 2021. Originally, planning to study Computer Science, I fell in love with Data after taking the Foundations of Data Science course my first semester. I spent the next few years heavily involved in the Data Science community, as well as the media community through CalTV.

In the last few years, I have sought out to explore many of the different uses of data: Data Education (Data 8 and Data Peer Consulting), Politics (2 Political Campaigns through Bluebonnet Data), Government (Civic Digital Fellowship @ U.S. Census Bureau, Project), Health (NLP x Gastrointestinal Research through UCSF and UC Berkeley Data Discovery), and Social Impact through my current role.

The best way to reach me is by email.

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