Nathan Lovin

Analytics Engineer


I am an Analytics Engineer at Pluralsight. I left academy in late 2020, sadly leaving my dissertation only half finished. The project covered the political development of the US South during the 20th Century and the impact of these developments on present day politics. That said, it was one of the best decisions of my adult life. I’m so much happier working in the data world and have more time to spend with family and friends. I have extensive training and experience in data modeling (SQL, database design, etc), spatial analysis, and stats.

A (possibly outdated) version of my resume is available here.


  • Data modeling & viz (yes, I’m serious!)
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Baseball (Go Cubbies!)
  • Cycling
  • Brewing


  • Ph.D. in Political Science (no longer pursuing), 2020

    University of Maryland

  • MA in Political Science, 2017

    University of Maryland

  • BA in Political Science and History, 2011

    Virginia Tech