My name is El Mechry, El Koudouss; I usually go with Meshry. I am originally from Mauritania. I learned English from the Peace Corps, and came to the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship. I have PhD in economics from Fordham University and I am pursuing a data science fellowship a The Data Incubator. I have a master’s degree in economics from South Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Augustana University.