Adi Bronshtein, Matt Brems & J Beightol

Teaches at General Assembly


Adi Bronshtein is a former Jr. Data Scientist at Open Data Nation where he buLIt machine learning models to predict motor vehicle crashes. Adi is currently an Instructor Associate for the part-time Data Science Fundamentals course at General Assembly in Washington D.C., where he assists in the training of new data scientists. It was through working as a translator of movies and shows, and translating a documentary on big data, that Adi became interested in data science and its power in making the world a better place. That experience led Adi to attending a Data Science course at General Assembly, the 12-week full-time program focused on real-world applications of data science principles and best practices. He holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences and a master’s degree in clinical psychology, and especially enjoys combining data science and psychology.


Matt currently is a global instructor for GA's Data Science Immersive program across the United States. Matt is a recovering politico, having worked as a data scientist for a political consulting firm through the 2016 election. Prior to his work in politics, he earned his Master's degree in statistics from The Ohio State University and his undergraduate degree at Franklin College in Indiana. Matt is passionate about putting the revolutionary power of machine learning into the hands of as many people as possible. When he's not teaching, he's volunteering with Statistics Without Borders, thinking about how to be a better teacher, falling asleep to Netflix, and/or cuddling with his pug.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Matt has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program and Matt earned the ‘Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year’ award in 2019. Matt also serves as the chair of GA's Product Advisory Board for data science.


J Beightol is a Data Scientist specializing in Natural Language Processing. His first exposure to the field came while working at a financial consulting firm where he helped banks scrape twitter data to gauge customer sentiment. He completed the Data Science Immersive class in D.C. and worked independently with the French Embassy analyzing visa data and suggesting strategies to boost foreign student visa applications. Currently J is collaborating with Milkshake Tech in Brooklyn to build a website recommendation engine when he isn’t teaching students at General Assembly or playing board games. He received a BA in History with a minor in Economics from Davidson College.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, J has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

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