Venchei T. Sanders

Venchei T. Sanders

Associate Data Scientist

Hello 👋

Welcome to Da Venchei Codes! I’m Venchei, and I will use this website to discuss things of interest to me, such as Data Science, Economics and Investment Decision Making, Machine Learning/Predictive Modeling, as well as my personal projects.

If you’d like to speak with me about anything, please reach out and email me. Hope you have a great day!


Get to know me better


  • Applied Math / Data Science
  • Economics & Investment Decision Making
  • Machine Learning & Predictive Modeling


  • MA Applied Economics, 2015

    The University of Alabama

  • BS Quantitative Finance, 2012

    The University of Alabama

  • BS Secondary Mathematics Education, 2009

    The University of Alabama


Presentations and Talks

Professional Experience


Associate Data Scientist - Algorithms / Machine Learning


Jan 2021 – Present San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Developed and Deployed Checkout Time Predictive Model for the Shipt Shopper App
  • Developed and Deployed Anomaly Detection model for Shop Time Drift and Decay
  • Automated detection and removal of outliers in training data for model retraining

Data Analyst - Product Analytics / Machine Learning


Oct 2018 – Dec 2020 San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzed member behavior to aid in the development of Shipt’s CPG business
  • Developed product engagement etl’s via Docker, AWS Batch, and Snowflake
  • Researched demand expectations and strategy for retailer additions to the marketplace

Business Intelligence Analyst


Apr 2017 – Oct 2018 San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyst for a tech startup that was acquired via a merger with Target for $550 million
  • Researched marketplace dynamics and inefficiencies within the business, affirming the potential for a $1+million annual savings for the firm
  • Developed operation dashboards, lifetime value and contractor engagement models by using Textual Data Analysis and Poisson Regression

Associate Analyst

New Constructs

Jun 2016 – Aug 2016 Brentwood, TN

Responsibilities include:

  • Leveraged automation via computer vision to aid in the development of discounted cash flow valuation model(s) for clients including E*Trade, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, etc

Quantitative Research Intern

Petsch Analytics

Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 New York, NY

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisted the managing partner by providing research support for consulting projects
  • Assisted in the development of a database for a risk management client using SAS

Mathematics Teacher

Tuscaloosa City Schools

Aug 2013 – Jul 2014 Tuscaloosa, AL

Responsibilities include:

  • Alternative education secondary mathematics instructor
  • Used a Co-Teaching Model to aid in the mathematical development of at-risk youth
  • 13 out of 15 senior students who were formerly high school dropouts graduated at years end

Mathematics Teacher

Tuscaloosa County School System

Aug 2012 – Jul 2013 Tuscaloosa, AL

Responsibilities include:

  • Provided Mathematics Instruction for grades 9-12
  • Approximately 80% of students were promoted or graduated at year’s end
  • Assistant Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Coach


Git / Github




Docker / PostgreSQL / Redshift