A story of how a student became involved with the Statistics Division

Katherine Allen-Moyer first became involved in ASQ as a third year statistics graduate student when her advisor asked her to submit a presentation abstract for the 2017 Fall Technical Conference. Her With it being her first conference talk, Katherine was excited when not only was her presentation accepted, but also the student travel award she applied for was accepted as well. Katherine enjoyed FTC 2017 so much, she went back and presented on her dissertation work in 2018. At FTC 2018, Katherine was suggested as the student/early career travel grant chair, a position she accepted with the caveat that she wanted to wait until defending her dissertation to take on volunteer duties.

Katherine successfully defended her dissertation in August of 2020 and will soon begin work as a statistician at Eli Lilly. Primarily interested in design of experiments, ASQ and FTC have been an excellent outlet for Katherine’s research and allowed her to meet practitioners who provide insight into how experimental design is used in practice. With the unfortunately but necessary postponement of FTC 2020, Katherine hopes to volunteer with the conference in the future. She also wants to explore more of what ASQ has to offer now she has finished her PhD program.
News Statistics Division 09/02/2020