Otis is a Senior Data Scientist at BlueLabs. He has a PhD in economics from MIT, where as part of his dissertation, he planned and implemented large-scale randomized trials in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as research on the effect of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 in the United States.
He has a passion for econometrics, causal inference, and changing lives through economic policy. Prior to completing his PhD, he worked at McKinsey & Company and helped integrate data into the work of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina he went to Stanford University for undergrad, but still splits the difference by rooting for UNC basketball and Stanford football. In his spare time, Otis enjoys doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with his fiancee, playing with their cat Circe (though named after the Odyssey, not Game of Thrones), and watching workplace comedies, where his current favorites are Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.