Dennis Vasquez Montes joined the foundation the summer of 2019 as a member of the SFARI data and analytics team. Before starting that position, Vasquez Montes was a data analyst in the NYU Langone Health’s Spine Research Center, a high-output research center focused on exploring the incidence and prediction of diseases pertaining to orthopedic spine surgery. At the Spine Research Center, he was responsible for database administration, analytics including machine learning methods, as well as assisting in the supervision and education of a small research team. Vasquez Montes has an M.S. in industrial engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.