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A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Women in Statistics »

[1 Mar 2022 | Comments Off on Snehalata Huzurbazar | ]

Snehalata Huzurbazar’s family is entrenched in the mathematical and physical sciences, so she tried to avoid anything close to STEM. It wasn’t until the economist Kathy Anderson told her a degree in statistics would be useful for employment that she discovered she passionately enjoyed the discipline and eventually earned a PhD in the field. Though the bulk of her career is as a faculty member in statistics departments, her proudest achievement occurred when, after some campus sexual assault incidents, she initiated and obtained funding to create the Combat Violence Against Women program. This created the University of Wyoming’s STOP Violence Program, which has since been institutionalized.