The Institute is delighted to announce Dr. Audrey Chang has been named Head of External Relations. Previously, Dr. Chang was Chief of Business Planning and Partnerships at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Dr. Chang earned her Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University in 2009. She also holds a M.S. from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Chang to the Institute’s leadership team,” said the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa. “The Institute has been extremely fortunate to have such supportive partners in industry and government. Dr. Chang will play a vital role in helping the Institute maintain and strengthen its relationship with important constituencies as we continue to expand our reach across the country.” Dr. Chang will spend the next several months meeting with employers, practicum sponsors, and MSA alumni, as she begins to shape external engagement activities and help drive the Institute’s leadership in educating future data scientists.