Zack Goodman is a Senior Data Scientist at Recidiviz, leading our research efforts to better understand the effects of state policies and programs as well as Recidiviz tools. He joins us from UC San Diego where his academic research included estimating the impacts of tax policies on nutritional choices and conducting field experiments to help improve teaching methods. Previously, Zack interned at Quora and built a website, GPSRace, that facilitates safe cycling competition during the COVID-19 pandemic. When not in front of the computer, he loves training for (para)triathlon and can usually be found swimming, biking, or running. Zack holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UC San Diego and B.S. in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from NC State University.