Thais Paiva, Ph.D. 2014

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

"Being a international student at Duke provided me with great experience dealing with different cultures and new challenges. It also helped me develop my communication skills, as well as the academic expertise that is extremely necessary in my daily tasks as a professor."

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

"Enjoy your time for growing and learning in such a rich and great environment. Invest your time as a statistical science student in learning other skills as programming and coding."

Assistant Professor at Federal Universty of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil