Photo of Korin Reid.

At no fault of her own (blame her parents), Korin Reid’s first language is sarcasm, with English coming as a close second.  She learned early on that she could elude punishment by making her father laugh, so she was raised to be witty albeit poorly behaved. Korin Reid is also data scientist who enjoys building machine learning/predictive modeling applications within the Hadoop ecosystem and is a big fan of open source Big Data tools, especially Apache Spark. Korin also earned her Phd in Chemical Engineering designing bio-refinery networks for the conversion of switchgrass to bio-oil via fast pyrolysis using Geographic Information System Tools, crop yield modeling, and Mixed Integer Linear Programming Optimization Models. Basically, where data and modeling exists Korin will be also. She is also passionate about mentoring youth and loves to teach coding and STEM skills to the next generation, particularly women and underrepresented minorities.


Male cast members of Silicon Valley sitting around computers in an office space.

Gender, Race and Stereotypes in “Scorpion”, “Silicon Valley” and “Big Bang Theory”

There are a variety of shows featuring other professions that portray diverse, dynamic, likeable characters. Why can’t we have the same for STEM careers?

Sand, with a dry, cracked chasm splitting it.

How Suge Knight is Responsible For the Wage Gap: A Perspective on Race, Gender and Technology

The gap between my experience as a black woman in tech, and what others perceive of that experience.