By Saeed Mirshekari

Mar 9, 2024

Introducing Our New Data Science Mentor: Ally Fikas

We are thrilled to introduce our newest addition to the O'Mentors team: Ally Fikas! With a wealth of experience and a passion for guiding aspiring data scientists, Ally brings a unique perspective to our mentoring platform.

Meet Ally Fikas

Background and Education

Ally currently serves as a Data Science Technical Lead at Bayer Crop Science, a prominent position that underscores her expertise in the field. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, she plays a pivotal role in leveraging data-driven insights to advance Bayer's agricultural endeavors. Ally's journey into the realm of data science began with her academic pursuits. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computational and Systems Biology from Washington University in St. Louis, solidifying her foundation in the interdisciplinary field of computational biology.

Mentorship Services Offered

At O'Mentors, Ally extends her knowledge and expertise to aspiring data scientists through a range of mentorship services. Here's what she offers:

Resume Review

Are you looking to enhance your resume to make it stand out in the competitive field of data science? Ally is here to help! With her extensive experience in reviewing resumes and actively participating in the hiring process for data science roles, she provides valuable insights and constructive feedback to help you craft a compelling resume that highlights your strengths and accomplishments.


Ally's qualifications speak volumes about her ability to provide expert guidance in resume building:

  • Hiring Experience: Ally has been deeply involved in the hiring process for data science roles, giving her firsthand knowledge of what employers look for in a candidate's resume.
  • Expertise in Data Science: With her background in computational and systems biology and her current role as a Data Science Technical Lead, Ally possesses a keen understanding of the skills and experiences that are most relevant in the field of data science.

Connect with Ally

Are you eager to take your data science career to the next level? Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to fine-tune your resume or a budding data scientist seeking guidance on career development, Ally is here to help you navigate your journey.

To learn more about Ally and to set up a one-on-one meeting with her to discuss your data science career aspirations, we invite you to visit her profile on our website and apply for mentorship. Don't miss this opportunity to benefit from Ally's expertise and insights as you embark on your data science journey.


As we welcome Ally Fikas to the O'Mentors family, we're excited about the invaluable contributions she will make to our community of aspiring data scientists. With her wealth of experience, passion for mentoring, and commitment to empowering others, Ally is poised to make a significant impact on the journeys of those seeking guidance in the dynamic field of data science.

Ready to take the next step in your data science career? Connect with Ally today and embark on a transformative mentorship experience!

Apply for Mentorship with Ally Fikas

Note: O'Mentors is committed to providing personalized mentorship experiences tailored to your unique goals and aspirations in the field of data science.

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About O'Fallon Labs

In O'Fallon Labs we help recent graduates and professionals to get started and thrive in their Data Science careers via 1:1 mentoring and more.

Saeed Mirshekari, PhD

Saeed is currently a Director of Data Science in Mastercard and the Founder & Director of O'Fallon Labs LLC. He is a former research scholar at LIGO team (Physics Nobel Prize of 2017). Learn more about Saeed...

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