👋 Hi, I’m TJ.

I’m a data scientist and all-around problem solver with experience building data products in fast growing companies across Asia Pacific. I’m passionate about providing people with access to data and technology that powers their daily lives.

I’m currently at First Circle working on solving financial inclusion for the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Before that I was at Uber, Grab, and EY.

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