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Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was postdoc at MIT in the math department, and a professor at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then chucked it and switched over to the private sector. She worked as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. Since this spring she’s been a data scientist for the startup media company “Intent Media”;http://www.intentmedia.com/.