Samira Fazel is a teaching faculty in Data Analytics and faculty scholar in the Institute for Public Health at Olin Business School in Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to Olin she was a visiting assistant professor in Statistics and Industrial Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. She received her PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Wayne State University in 2018. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, she completed two master degrees in mathematical statistics from Wayne State University (2012) as well as pure mathematics from Isfahan University (2008).