Meet the Team: Yan San

Freddie Luchterhand-Dare
February 15, 2023

In this week's edition of Meet the Team, Yan San, our Senior Data Analyst, shares more about her experience here at Openspace.

What do you do here at Openspace?

As a data scientist at Openspace, I mainly work on maintaining and upgrading our internal system, Alchemy. I build new features and ML models that IMs request for to make their lives easier and help out with deal tracking. I also get the opportunity to work with some portfolio companies on their data science projects alongside Yiliang.

Why did you join Openspace?

The opportunity to do different kinds of projects was important to me as a fresh graduate. It allows me to build a wide range of skills and also learn what I may want to specialize in the future.

What is one unexpected thing about you?

I have been doing ballet since young but I am anything but demure (I do a complete 180 on stage though 😀)

Who's someone you’ve always wanted to meet?

Not really a person but I always wanted to go to London to watch The Royal Ballet. It's a childhood dream that I hope to fulfil soon.

What's one thing you really like about working here?

The ability to work with high-caliber people everyday (though it can be quite stressful). It is inspirational to see where you can strive towards as someone who just started their careers.

Do you have a particularly interesting or memorable highlight of working here?

Being video directors of the AGM video for 2 years despite no media or directing experience.

What's a really good piece of advice that you've received from someone in the office?

Be someone who the team can trust, even if your skill level is not up there yet. Be willing to ask questions and learn proactively to get the skill level up to where it needs to be.

If you were to make an Openspace pizza, what's your chosen topping?

As long as there is no pineapple or chili.