My name is Patrick Sheehan and I’m a data scientist focused on solving sustainability problems. I currently advise people and startups in climate tech as Principal at Teraton

Previously, I:

  • Was hire #1 (data science) at Myst AI (acquired by Snowflake)
  • Co-founded Nanogrid (acquired by Arcadia)
  • Built energy rate software as an engineer at Genability (acquired by Arcadia)
  • Improved automated image processing at Apple
  • Assessed data quality at the US Department of Education
  • Earned my MSE in Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Earned my BS in Computer Science from UC Davis

I loosely subscribe to the idea of effective altruism and have used the material provided by 80,000 Hours as an experimental framework for my career. More fundamentally, I’m interested in understanding what is good, why we should do good things, and how we can maximize the amount of good we do.

Outside of work, I enjoy biking, backpacking, photography, and anything else that gets me out in nature. Here’s a shot I took of Face Rock on the Oregon coast:

Face Rock, Oregon (2023)