Elana Duffy is a Veteran of the U.S Army where she served as an Intelligence Collector, Interrogator, and Counterintelligence Investigator. After a roadside bomb and several surgeries, she was ultimately awarded a Purple Heart and medically retired in 2012.
Elana is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS and MEng in Operations Research Engineering including data science and data structures. After completing her service Elana returned to NYC to build www.pathfinder.vet, a platform using artificial intelligence to assist fellow Veterans and Families reintegrating after service.
Her platform focuses on giving veterans the ability to share their experiences with local support resources and provides resources with the analysis they need to continue improving their programs and communities. She achieved a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Information Systems and Business Analytics from the Zicklin School at Baruch College.
Her research practice includes personality and how motivation impacts behavior through custom integrations of artificial intelligence, deep learning neural networks, and natural language processing algorithms. Her programming and engineering skills are sought after by optimization and efficiency projects throughout New York City, State, and Federal agencies.