Originally from Massachusetts, James DeCamp earned his B.A. in Sociology from Boston University and Master’s of Public Policy from Brown University. He serves as Junior Data Scientist for the State Plan Data Analytics Infrastructure Project. For the last 3 years prior to PHAC, James served as a Data Specialist for public schools in Providence, Rhode Island where he programmed analytic data tools to identify systemic issues faced by a student population that was predominately students of color and economic disadvantage. Prior to Providence Schools, James was a Research Assistant at Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center where he studied the socioeconomic impacts of lead poisoning in low-income urban areas. James specializes in programming R, SQL, and VBA. In addition to using data to solve societal issues, he also enjoys training for Muay Thai, fishing, and learning new languages.