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Harrison Kirk

Side Projects

PyCongress Python

Python client for's API.

College Scorecard Data Pipeline Python SQL Airflow AWS Docker

Data pipeline for analysis of postsecondary education data sourced from the College Scorecard API.



Remote, USA

01.2023 – Present

Data Analytics Developer

Education Analytics

Madison, WI

06.2021 – 11.2022

Data Analyst

Developed R code to transform, analyze, and visualize complex education datasets across multiple sources and formats.

Played a key role in the production phase of multiple research, evaluation, and predictive analytics projects involving big data. Designed and implemented automated scripts and functions for rigorous quality assurance and data integrity checks.

Engineered a front-end web application using R Shiny, HTML, and CSS. Worked closely with stakeholders for iterative design and feedback. Integrated data from a Snowflake data warehouse via SQL and crafted R based analysis and visualizations.

Mentored an intern, responsible for code reviews, professional development, and training.

SLO County Behavioral Health Department

San Luis Obispo, CA

10.2019 – 06.2021

Data Analyst Intern

Cleaned, reshaped, and analyzed public health data for County research evaluation programs.

Led development of an innovative patient tracking dashboard for use in a psychiatric care facility.

Created complex data visualizations for County annual reports, stakeholders, and other public releases.

Mustang Media Group

San Luis Obispo, CA

09.2020 – 06.2021

Data & Investigations Reporter

Researched, wrote, and edited award-winning news articles on data-driven issues in the Cal Poly community.

California State Assembly

San Luis Obispo, CA

04.2019 – 06.2019

Student Intern

Supported research, constituent communications, and survey data collection for California's 35th State Assembly district.


09.2017 – 06.2021

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  • BA, Political Science; Concentration in Global Politics
  • Minor in Statistics

Upper-level coursework in computing, applied regression analysis, statistical modeling, and experimental design.

Co-wrote a California Senate Bill (now a law) addressing housing inequality in postsecondary education.

Editor for Paideia Journal of Political Science.