MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

Alumni In Action

Many graduates of the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research program have gone on to pursue successful careers in the field, or are currently studying as doctoral students. Read ahead to learn more about several of our recent alumni:

Jemar Bather
Jemar Bather is a first-year Biostatistics PhD student and a HIV/AIDS Training Grant Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

  • Jemar Bather is a first-year Biostatistics PhD student and a HIV/AIDS Training Grant Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to Harvard, he completed a research assistantship in the Department of Biostatistics at the NYU College of Global Public Health, where he built statistical models to address health disparities in breast cancer, obesity, health literacy, and patient decision-making. As a product of minority initiatives, he also serves as a planning committee member of the American Statistical Association’s Diversity Mentoring Program and StatFest. These efforts contributed to him receiving a President’s Service Award from NYU. Jemar is a native of St. Catherine, Jamaica and holds a M.S. Degree in Applied Statistics from NYU and a B.S. Degree in Statistics from the Penn State. He is a member of Mu Sigma Rho, the national statistics honor society, and founder of the NYU chapter.

Sarah Cox
Sarah Cox works on the Data Science team at Penguin Random House, where she is involved in the pricing strategy of the eBook library and matching readers to the books they’re going to love.

 

  • Sarah graduated from Tulane University in 2014 with degrees in Mathematics and Economics and a minor in Psychology. After graduating with an M.S. in Applied Statistics in Social Science Research in 2016, she worked for Lowe’s Companies to help the business understand the causes of negative customer experiences at scale. She now works with the Data Science team at Penguin Random House, where she is heavily involved in the pricing strategy of the eBook library and matching readers to the books they’re going to love. Outside of her 9-5, Sarah tries to construct deep learning models to understand fashion trends in New York City and coaches people through their home decluttering journeys.

Chelsea Daniels
Chelsea Daniels is a 2nd year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at NYU GSAS.

 

  • Chelsea Daniels is a 2nd year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at NYU GSAS. She received a 4-year IES-PIRT fellowship in 2017. Her research interests lie broadly at the intersection of education, criminal justice and technology. Chelsea received a BA in Visual Art from Oberlin College with minors in Mathematics and African American Studies in 2011. She worked in the music industry as a talent buyer and event producer before completing a MS in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research at NYU Steinhardt in 2017. Her prior research has focused on the development of technology tools for implementing alternative to incarceration programs for young adults, contextual mobility within the framework of school choice initiatives.

Isaac Maddow-Zimet
Isaac Maddow-Zimet graduated from the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research program in 2017, and currently works as a Senior Research Associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a not-for-profit research organization whose primary focus is sexual and reproductive health.

 

  • Isaac Maddow-Zimet graduated from the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research program in 2017, and currently works as a Senior Research Associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a not-for-profit research organization whose primary focus is sexual and reproductive health. His main areas of research include unintended pregnancy, adolescent sexual health and behavior, and sex education in the United States, as well as the measurement of abortion in survey research. Isaac has published articles in the Journal of Adolescent Health, BJOG, Journal of Marriage and Family, Maternal and Child Health Journal and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, among others, and he is a member of the Population Association of America. He (very) occasionally blogs about data visualization at imaddowzimet.github.io.

Jing Xie
Jing Xie graduated from the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research program in 2017, and is currently working with Indellient, a consulting firm, as a Data Scientist.

 

  • Jing Xie graduated from the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research program in 2017, and is currently working with Indellient, a consulting firm, as a Data Scientist. Her present project is focusing on optimal pricing with multilevel mixed effect model. Previously she worked also as a Data Scientist for Finery, a Fashion & Technology startup, where she focused on shopping recommendation, item classification, and user retention analysis.