Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Craig Campbell

Craig is a Special Advisor at the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, where he supports strategic communications and policy development for the NYC Open Data and NYC Analytics programs. Prior to working in local government, Craig researched trends in municipal data analytics and government technology at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he supported a variety of national policy networks and research programs at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Craig holds a degree in architecture and mathematics from Amherst College.

Mitsue Iwata

Mitsue is a Project Manager for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, where she engages with agencies across the City in developing common data sharing tools and practices. Before joining MODA, she was a fellow for the Mayor's Office of the City of Chicago, where she worked with their Department of Innovation and Technology and on the city's language access policy. She holds an MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Deena Patel

Deena is an Analytics Associate for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. Before joining MODA, she was an energy systems scientist at Argonne National Lab, where she worked on forecasting fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation. She has worked as a consultant for nonprofits on transportation related analysis and modeling. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Michigan Physics department, where her primary research was on traffic safety and vehicle fuel efficiency. Deena received her PhD in theoretical and computational physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is also an NYC certified citizen street tree pruner.

Simon Rimmele

Simon is an Analytics Associate for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. He previously spent several years in the financial sector, focusing on multi-asset market risk management at McKinsey & Company's Investment Office. He has a BA from Columbia University.

Adrienne Schmoeker

Adrienne is the Director of Civic Engagement and Strategy for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, where she leads the NYC Open Data initiative's civic engagement strategy. Prior to joining MODA, she worked at the Mayor's Office of Technology & Innovation led by NYC's first-ever Chief Technology Officer in 2015 as a founding team member. She has spent 8+ years leading strategic initiatives across sectors, starting her career in a leadership development program at a Fortune 500 company before moving into the NYC startup space, where she spent 3 years working at Catchafire, a technology-based social enterprise serving nonprofits and corporate social responsibility programs nationwide. Adrienne holds a degree in Public Policy and Economics from the University of Chicago.

Ryan Zirngibl

Ryan is an Analytics Associate for the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. A self-proclaimed data wrangler, Mr. Zirngibl is responsible for using data and information in order to create insight into NYC government operations. Prior to working with MODA, Mr. Zirngibl worked for the FDNY's Analytics Unit, where he was the lead data scientist on Firecast, an algorithm used to predict the incidence of fire in NYC and adjust FDNY inspection resources accordingly. Mr. Zirngibl is a third generation public servant, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him, striving to help city government better serve the residents of New York.