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A3SR Statistics Club

As a student enrolled in the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research Master's program, you have access to a large array of student clubs and experiences.

The graduate student organization coordinates a large number of student clubs. Furthermore, you may join the Society for Statistics Students (“Stats Club”), an official student chapter of the American Statistical Association, which hosts a variety of extracurricular events ranging from social opportunities, to volunteer outings, to workshops covering skills that will supplement what you learn in class. The faculty of the program also offer professional development opportunities each year, including workshops on how to write a resume, applying to PhD programs, and tips and tricks for job searches. The second floor of Kimball Hall is also available as a study space for you and your fellow classmates.

The Statistics Club (officially known as the Society for Statistics Students), aims to:

  • Foster community amongst NYU students interested in statistics and data science
  • Cultivate networks with New York University and New York City’s broader STEM sector
  • Provide professional development opportunities for students pursuing quantitative oriented careers
  • Serve as an official student chapter of the American Statistical Association at New York University

Visit the Stats Club Website to learn more about events, resources, and more!

Please reach out to the Stats Club at with any questions, comments, feedback or to join our Slack channel.

Current Board Members (2021 - 2022)

Andrew Pagtakhan, Co-President Andrew Pagtakhan Statistics Club Co-President

Andrew is a second-year A3SR student with a background in actuarial mathematics (healthcare) and data science (advertising technology, banking). He is interested in developing data pipelines and infrastructure using large datasets and machine learning. Andrew was most recently a Data Science Intern with Capital One and is currently a Research Assistant with the NYU Center for Neural Science.

Expertise: Spark, Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL
Andrew's GitHub

Junhui Yang, Co-President Junhui Yang Statistics Club Co-President

Junhui is a second-year A3SR student with a background in economics and applications programming. Her previous research areas were international trade, development economics, and economic geography. While studying in the applied statistics program, Junhui has expanded her research interests to causal inference methods. Junhui was a student consultant at NYU Data Services specializing in data analysis and visualization and is now a graduate research assistant with NYU Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM), where she helps develop R Shiny applications for the thinkCausal project.

Expertise: R, Python, Tableau
Junhi's GitHub

Nicole Salani, Treasurer

Nicole is a second year A3SR student at NYU who is enthusiastic about statistics and data science. She is currently working as a Data Analyst at NYU Marron Institute. In her free time she likes to read fiction and practice some French. And she loves all animals, especially elephants. 


Marcus Choi, Secretary Marcus Choi Statistics Club Secretary

Marcus is a first year part-time A3SR student with a background in healthcare and clinical research. He is interested in applying machine learning and statistical methods to ultimately improve patients’ lives. He is also currently working as a Data Analyst at the NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

Expertise: R, Python, SQL
Marcus's GitHub

Le Win, Alumni Relations Le Win Statistics Club Alumni Relations

Le is a second year A3SR student with a background in economics and accounting. As an aspiring data scientist, she is interested in using her statistical skills to bring inclusive & innovative solutions to various social issues. This Fall, she is working part-time at Codecademy as a content creator and participating in Correlation One’s Data Science for All - Women Empowerment program.


Ziyang Fu, Communications Officer Ziyang Fu Statistics Club Communications Officer

Ziyang is a second-year A3SR student with a background in statistics, economics, and nutrition science. She has been involved in quantitative analysis with the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, examining the health disparities experienced by individuals from different races and ethnic backgrounds. In her free time, she loves to explore new places in the city and try different cuisines.


Lauren Magee, Events Coordinator Lauren Magee Statistics Club Events Coordinator

Lauren is a first year A3SR student with a background in data analytics and evaluation. She is currently a Data Analyst for a social service agency in NYC, specifically supporting housing programs for domestic violence survivors as well as those at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. She is interested in advancing her statistics skills and contributing to the field of social science research by exploring how gender identity and sexuality impact the experience of marginalized groups in social systems.