Dr. Nicholas Castaneda is a trained Research Scientist with expertise in data gathering, analysis, visualization, and storytelling. Nicholas completed his doctoral studies in biomedical science, bringing with him extraordinary research, analytical, and investigative skills, along with an interdisciplinary approach to the pretrial justice system. Nicholas now uses his skills and expertise as a Data Scientist, where he focuses on integrating and analyzing datasets as well as providing actionable insights through data visualizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida International University, a master’s degree in Nanotechnology, and a doctorate in Biomedical Science from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Luminosity, Nicholas worked as a researcher in an academic setting where he designed, assessed risk, and led investigations into various life science topics. He is the author of five first-author peer-reviewed publications and co-author of several others. He has presented his research at more than a dozen national conferences and won several awards, including the prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship issued by the Office of Science and Technology of the Embassy of France.