data science | vishal patel

Vishal Patel is a data science consultant with over fifteen years of experience solving a diverse array of business problems. He is the CEO of Derive, which provides data science services, products, consulting, and training to its clients.


Vishal holds two Master’s degrees: MS in Computer Science, and MS in Decision Sciences (emphasis on Statistics). He also teaches R, Python, and Data Mining to the students of MS in Decision Analytics at VCU as an adjunct professor.

front-end development | regina battle

Regina Battle is a front end developer with a passion for code and design. She enjoys using code to solve problems and create digital experiences that help people.


She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s in information systems. Over the years, she has worked at local start-up agencies and is now a Digital Developer at VCU.

digital marketing | aneesha rao

Aneesha Rao is a marketer with backgrounds at Google, Applied Predictive Technologies, and Betabrand. She is the CEO of Lantera Labs and completely fascinated by problems and the best approach to solving them.


Passionate about data, and the platforms that harness it, Aneesha constructs innovative frameworks to evaluate, analyze and eventually solve problems. 

teaching tech | tori filas

Tori Filas is an elementary educator with over 20 years of experience in Henrico County Public Schools.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Masters degree in Teaching and specializes in educational technology in her district.  


Her passion is integrating technology into the Virginia Standards of Learning and helping other educators to promote innovation and creativity in their classrooms.  Her goal is to empower teachers to incorporate 21st century learning into their instruction, and to give all students a voice in their learning experiences.


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