Lisa Donchak
Data Ninja, Behavioral Scientist, Runner



Lisa Donchak is passionate about technology, analytics, people management, and trail running. Currently, she is interning for the National Park Service in Washington D.C., working on the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate. In September, she will start at McKinsey & Company in the Silicon Valley Office, focusing on clients in the technology space.

Lisa’s background is in technology; she’s worked at both Google and Hewlett Packard, where she focused on business strategy, management, analytics, behavioral science, and sales operations. At Google, she hired and managed her own team of ten, which ultimately fostered her interest in people analytics.

Lisa recently graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School, with an individual degree in Behavioral Analytics, which focuses on the intersection of behavioral science and statistics. While at Wharton, Lisa also founded the People Analytics Conference, an annual event exploring the application of data to people management. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, where Lisa graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics, she helped spearhead the first undergraduate program in game theory. During that time, she also studied behavioral economics at Oxford University.

In her spare time, Lisa
runs absurdly long distances and takes a lot of photos.

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