About Me


I’m a native San Franciscan, growing up in a household whose culture was a blend of my Chinese, Peruvian and Jewish family heritages. I’ve also lived in Washington, DC and Beijing, China. I like to collect experiences that don’t perfectly relate to one another. I’ve worked in data science, progressive politics, policy-making, federal government and local government. One common denominator between these experiences has been using hard numbers to solve puzzles, both large and small.

In my free time, I enjoy riding (and occasionally building) bicycles and playing online chess.


You can reach me at hello [at] joeygoodman [dot] us.

Director of Data, City of New York

2021 —

I lead the data team at the NYC Mayor's Office of the CTO.

Lead Data Scientist, Priorities USA

2019 — 2020

I built and managed a team of 3 data scientists, conducting quantitative analyses to help guide political strategy. Priorities USA is the leading SuperPAC working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020.

Data Science Fellow, Flatiron School

2019 — 2019

Data science program for PhDs/Master’s. My research focused on combatting disinformation on social media.

Yenching Scholar, Peking University

2017 — 2019

Fully-funded Master's/fellowship program at the Yenching Academy in Beijing, a community of scholars and leaders from around the globe. My research focused on the political economy of air pollution.

Data Scientist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2015 — 2017

I joined the CFPB on a public service fellowship called the Director's Financial Analyst program. The CFPB is a U.S. government agency created in response to the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that banks, lenders and other financial companies treat Americans fairly.

Georgetown University

I completed my undergraduate studies at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in international political economy with a certificate in Asian studies. My research examined the relationship between corruption and economic development, with a particular focus on microeconomic data from China.