Erika Tyagi is a lead data engineer at the Urban Institute, where she builds data-intensive tools and systems that involve data engineering, data science, and web development components. She also co-leads Urban’s Python users group and cloud governance committee.
Tyagi first joined Urban as a data science intern in 2019. In 2021, she returned to Urban as a senior data engineer. Before joining Urban, she worked as a data scientist supporting COVID-19 response efforts with a focus on highlighting the impact of the pandemic on people who are incarcerated.
Tyagi is an experienced Python and R programmer, as well as an AWS certified solutions architect. She holds a BA in economics and international relations from Carleton College and an MS in computational analysis and public policy from the University of Chicago.