Mike Lyngaas, BS 2010

How has being a Statistical Science graduate from Duke help shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I started my career as a data analyst, applying a good portion of the techniques I learned at Duke directly to my work. As I've shifted into more strategic roles, I leverage a statistical/analytical mindset even though I may not be building models every week. Personally, I try to apply scoring frameworks and other tools to help me make big decisions."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Statistical Science programs?

"Don't be discouraged if you struggle with the math pre-req courses :)"

Lyngaas
Director of Product Management at Ethos Life, San Francisco, CA