William Robert Eastman, BS 2012, MS 2018

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

"My experience as a Duke Statistical Science student has proven invaluable throughout the course of my career. The undergraduate program well positioned me to excel as an options trader in New York after graduation. I later returned to the department as an MSS student. This experience greatly honed those skills I had developed as an undergraduate and through applied work in a professional capacity. The Master's program provided me with knowledge I constantly use every day as a manager of a team of data scientists for a medical diagnostic company."

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

"Be broad in the consideration of your intended areas of statistical application. The skills one attains through study in the department are highly applicable across numerous industries."

Manager of Statistical Science at Genova Diagnostics, Asheville, NC