Matt Brems is Senior Manager, Data Science Product & Strategy with DataRobot and is Managing Partner at BetaVector, a data science consultancy. His full-time professional data work spans computer vision, finance, education, consumer-packaged goods, and politics and he earned General Assembly's "Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year" award. Matt earned his Master's degree in statistics from Ohio State. Matt is passionate about mentoring folx in data and tech careers. Matt currently serves on the Statistics Without Borders Executive Committee as Chair. He has previously held the roles of Vice Chair, Director of Marketing & Communications, Acting Director of Operations, and Project & Client Management Team Lead.
Jae Brodsky works in statistical genetics on problems in machine learning, big data analysis, and Bayesian techniques. She has a Ph.D. in statistics from UCLA and previously worked at the FDA.
Secretary & Treasurer
Lena is a Data Scientist and part of the Bertelsmann Future Leaders Program. Previously, she gained professional experience in Project Management where she was working in international development in Rwanda as well as in a tech consultancy. She holds two Master degrees, one in Economics and one in Data Science. Besides volunteering for SWB, Lena enjoys traveling and doing all kinds of outdoor sports. Before becoming SWB’s Secretary & Treasurer, she has been co-Lead of the Project & Client Management Committee for 2 years.
Marketing & Communications Director
Sloka Iyengar is passionate about the power of science to change the world for its most vulnerable populations, and the importance of communication to affect that change. She is a neuroscientist and a global health consultant interested in mental health, neurological disorders, and aging and palliative care. In addition, Sloka is also a performer and practitioner of a classical Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam, and is interested in exploring the many points of convergence between arts and the sciences.
David Whitford was formerly with the U.S. Census Bureau and led the division of statisticians responsible for statistical aspects of the Decennial Censuses and the monthly American Community Survey. He currently provides consultation on survey methodology to developing countries, governments, and NGOs. His interests are dual system estimation, record linkage, R, tennis, and travel.