About Rob Pitingolo

Hi, I'm Rob Pitingolo. I graduated from John Carroll University in May 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. I'm a young professional living and working in the Washington, DC area.

On this page, you will find:
  • My resume highlights both work and academic related accomplishments throughout my college and young professional career.
  • Contact info is on the right side of your screen. You can contact me via email or LinkedIn.
  • Writing samples, found below, include a few of my favorite pieces. I've published hundreds of pieces over the past few years but want to highlight some of the best.
  • Finally, I hope you'll visit my blog, Extraordinary Observations, leave comments if anything interests you, and subscribe to my RSS Feed. A good place to start might be with the post Why My Blog Exists.

Video Resume

Update May 1, 2010: I originally filmed my video resume in March 2010. Some of the information contained in it is now out-of-date; but I am leaving it up because I have gotten so much positive feedback about it. Enjoy!

Black & White Resume

You can download my resume as a pdf document here.

Writing Samples

My Favorite Pieces
  • Where the Smart People Live (view) - I love cities and understanding how metro areas are unique. One thing that sets metro areas apart is population density - another is the general level of educational attainment. I decided to combine the two and perform a degree density analysis. The piece was popular around the web, grabbing attention from bloggers at The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.
  • Home Prices in the Forest City (view pdf) - A brief policy analysis looking at home prices in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metro area. The paper highlights a combination of my writing, data analysis, and GIS skills.
  • Deciphering Another Nonsense Forbes List (view) - I believe statistical analysis should be held to a high standard. I found one that isn't, and I explain what went wrong.