Rac Araña

Director, Reporting & Analytics / Stats Master & Professor

Whipping out some Rapid Miner, Knime, R, Q, and her vast stats and machine-learning background, Rac ensures Cygnal's clients have deeply insightful data from their projects. As a new wife and longtime professor, Rac knows how to juggle lots of responsibilities and still get all the important things done.

Do you have any skills or talents that people don’t know about? I like singing and for some years, songwriting. I actually wrote our college batch song.

Who is someone you admire?
My late mother. She will always be my greatest mentor and inspiration. She did not finish high school – but the drive she had for us to have good education awed me. I did not feel pressure during my entire education, even the course that I took – as long as I am happy.

Losing her early is really hard for me and my siblings. Not only we lost her but also our father – leaving all the responsibility on me. But with this, I learned early what is really important to me and that drives me to keep moving forward.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be… Being immortal – so I can have more time to travel the world, and learn more from it.

What motivated you to select this career path?
Initially, it is Math, I do like numbers a lot. But now I am fascinated with a lot of data around us and should we analyze it.