Morgan Briggs

Morgan BriggsMSc Social Data Science
2019

I have always been interested in the intersection of quantitative and qualitative subjects. During my undergraduate at Wake Forest University in the United States, I majored in both Business Data Science and the Study of Religions. I found myself simultaneously learning about statistics and programming techniques while being exposed to theory and differences in ideological backgrounds.

The majority of my undergraduate research in data science centered around food insecurity and food distribution research. This is a topic that necessitates not only an understanding of big data but also knowledge of policy, institutions, and the people and places affected by food insecurity on a daily basis. I was drawn to the Oxford Internet Institute’s Social Data Science MSc program for this exact reason: the blend of social science lectures with extensive quantitative classes. I am looking forward to researching at this juncture of numbers and qualitative understandings.

I am excited to be at Green Templeton College, and I cannot wait to meet my fellow members of the college, along with playing an active role in the college community. In my free time, I enjoy music, rock climbing, and most of all, great coffee.

Contact: morgan.briggs@oii.ox.ac.uk