Diversity in Data Science

Building an inclusive community for data science at UCSD


What We Do

Diversity in Data Science (DDS) is a tight-knit, cross-cultural student-society and non-profit organization with the purpose of building a community for under-represented students while promoting diversity within the realm of data science.
Founded in Spring of 2021, DDS works to create and promote a welcoming learning enviornment for UCSD undergraduates regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class, and age.

We provide opportunities for students to:

  • Meet other under-represented students in Data Science
  • Explore DEI topics through data science projects
  • Prepare students to enter a career in data science
  • Advocate for diversity in data science through outreach programs
  • And More!


For more information on how to get involved, please email us at dds@ucsd.edu

Community building

Build friendships and community within the student community at HDSI.

Big/Little Program

Provide mentorships for HDSI students.

Project Teams

Explore DEI datasets and conduct data analysis, as well as practicing skills outside of the classroom.


Promote diversity in Data Science including introducing to high school students


Join our club and recieve newsletters for upcoming events/deadlines by filling out the interest form below!

Interest Form

Learn about Tableau, an interactive visualization software in just an hour. We will cover the basics of importing data, creating simple graphs and dashboarding to prepare you for a career in industry.

Tableau Workshop

May 4th, 2022 @ 5:30-6:30

Join DDS, in collaboration with CELLebrate, for a Data Science and Biology speaker series.
Gain insight on cutting edge academic research pertaining to early detection of COVID-19 infection and unsupervised data analysis in neuroscience, as well as an industry perspective of data analysis in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
This event will be hybrid. Please refer to the flyer for more details.
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Data Science & Biology - Speaker Series

May 9th, 2022 from 6pm-7:30pm

Previous Events

GBM #2

Winter 2022

On the second GBM of Winter quarter 2022, our first ever in-person GBM, we discussed the timeline for events in Spring Quarter, introduced new board members and had the two project teams present.

GBM #1

Winter 2022

On our first GBM of Winter quarter 2022, we discussed our upcoming events, new board member positions, and introduced our current board members!

Interview Prep/Imposter Syndrome Workshop

May 12th

Defining Imposter Syndrome and resources for tackling it. Followed by Interviewing Tips and a panel of successful Data Science undergrads.

Tableau Workshop

May 19th

A two part series on Tableau! The first of which follows data vizualization, followed by part 2 which incorporates Machine Learning and algorithm building aspects of Tableau.

Project Team Presentation

May 26th

Watch our DDS project team present their work for the Spring quarter 2021.
Their project question of interest:
How have laws since the 1980's affected incarceration rates in California and where have those changes been most present?

Student Opportunities

Check back here for updated opportunities such as outside events, applications, and more!

SCGB Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Hosted by the Simons Foundation, the research fellowship is meant to spark and sustain interest in systems and computational neuroscience among undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. Selected fellows will work in a lab headed by Gal Mishne and receive a commitment of $25 per hour wage for 10 hours per week over 30 weeks.
Apply by May 26, 2022 to be considered.

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Feel free to reach out with any questions!