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Author Archives: Ryan Menezes
Ryan Menezes joined the Los Angeles Times in 2013. He primarily conducts analyses for reporting projects as a hand with the Data Desk while writing about a multitude of topics. Occasionally, he will post scripts written in R or Python to GitHub. Menezes studied statistics at UCLA, where he also wrote editorials and covered various sports for the student newspaper in between games of pick-up basketball.