Margaret "Maggie" Christy

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Margaret "Maggie" Christy

Tell us about yourself:

I am finishing my last year of undergrad while also starting graduate courses this academic year. Last year I started researching through the Statistics Living Learning Community (LLC) which was very influential in molding my future path and exposing me to the broad field of statistics. I collaborated with CareDx, a diagnostics company in San Francisco that provides testing for post-transplant patients. This year I have continued working with CareDx, Inc. and I am a Teaching Assistant for STAT 170 Intro to Actuarial Science and STAT 290 Big Data Analysis. I enjoy sharing my passion for statistics with other students and serve as President for the American Statistical Association Purdue Student Chapter. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, baking, and sewing.

Your education:

B.S. Actuarial Science, B.S. Applied Statistics, Purdue University, May 2018

Your vision:

I became passionate about the field of public health while conducting statistical analysis for a diagnostics company. Their mission to improve the lives of patients was contagious and even as a statistician I felt like I was helping make a difference. At that point I knew I wanted to continue my education in statistics but continue applying it to health related projects.

Why the accelerated MPH option at Purdue:

Purdue has given me many opportunities as an undergraduate student that helped me find my passions. I chose to stay at Purdue for my MPH so that I could continue studying in the Statistics Department while also broadening my perspective and knowlege in the public health field. 

Your goals on the first year of the program:

I am most excited about learning about current events and how professionals in the field tackle these issues. The field of public health is still very new to me and I am excited to apply my experience in statistics to an impactful area.

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