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More Than A Scientist: Samuel Larsen

  • BAMS, More Than A Scientist
  • By AMS Staff
  • Jan 26, 2023

Samuel Larsen
Xcel Energy Data Scientist, 
AMS Board on Early Career Professionals

What is your favorite aspect of what you currently do as a scientist?

My favorite aspect is gaining actionable insights from disparate datasets.

What are one or two things you do for fun that make you #morethanascientist?

I’m a member of the Sound of the Rockies men’s a cappella chorus group and I am also an aspiring gardener and homesteader.

What does a “work-life balance” mean to you?

It means prioritizing interests outside of work because the work will always be there. Opportunities for self-fulfillment won’t!

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