Joining Microsoft

The reader will garner knowledge about the author’s excitement over their new role as Principal Data Scientist at the AI for Good Research Lab at Microsoft, their past experience and learning, and their gratitude for the support and interactions they have received in their career journey.

Lucas A. Meyer


April 18, 2022

I’m extremely happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Principal Data Scientist at the AI for Good Research Lab at Microsoft!

This is an amazing team led by Juan M. Lavista Ferres, and I frequently still pinch myself to make sure it’s not just a dream, but instead, that it’s a dream come true.

My family is also super happy: my kids and even my mom wore #Microsoft shirts the whole weekend in support.

I bring the mug pictured below that I got two decades (!) ago when I first joined Microsoft in 2002. I will also bring all that I learned as a student and mentor at the University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business.

I also want to thank Katie Baird, PCC for her incredible support in helping me find clarity in my career, and Jennifer Fink for introducing me to Katie.

Finally, I want to thank you, yes, you, who interacted with me and the content I put out here on LinkedIn.

I learn a lot from #writing, and from interacting with you. Thanks for making writing worthwhile, and I hope my content is helpful to you in some way.

It’s an exciting and energizing new beginning, and there’s a lot of people and organizations to empower to achieve more.