Carey is a UC Irvine researcher in neuroscience. More specifically she studies the visual parts of the brain in mice. She also has a side project where she has been learning about university students, their learning styles and career motivations. As part of her work, she uses R a lot for data exploration, statistical analysis, data visualization and some simple modeling. 1) What does data science mean to you? Data science means to explore, analyze and think critically about data and to be able to to glean meaningful insights from data.