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UpNext: Careers in Technology 1:1 Alumni Chat: Chris Hench ’11, Senior Applied Scientist ML/NLP, Amazon Alexa (For students interested in data science.)

Alumni from UpNext: Careers in Technology will be available for one-on-one resume reviews with students. If you are interested in a career in technology, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your resume from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry.

Resume reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and approximately 20 minutes in length.

After you attach your resume and submit your application, you will immediately receive an email from Handshake asking you to select a time. You must select a time slot in order to confirm your 1:1 alumni chat.

About Chris Hench ‘11

Chris is an Applied Scientist at Alexa AI, where he researches, builds, and deploys state-of-the-art machine learning models to improve and expand Alexa’s understanding. Chris graduated from Middlebury College in 2011 with a double major in German and Economics, after which he taught English in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. Chris then continued his literature studies, receiving an MA from UMass Amherst and PhD from UC Berkeley in German Literature and Medieval Studies. At Berkeley, Chris was fascinated by computational approaches to literary analysis and ultimately wrote his dissertation on machine learning models of medieval German poetry. This led to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and eventually to Amazon, where he has been for the past four years.