Megan Elizabeth Goetz

Hometown: Augusta/Milledgeville, Georgia (US)

Languages Spoken:  English

Degree and Institution:  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, minor Philosophy (Georgia College & State University)


Previous Work Experience:

Undergraduate Peer Mathematics and Statistics Tutor (4.5 years) and Undergraduate Supplemental Instruction Leader for Probability and Statistics (3 semesters) at Georgia College & State University; Market Manager for The Green Market, a local, sustainable (organic), producer-only farmers market in Milledgeville, Georgia (2 years); and a Professional Part-time Mathematics and Statistics Tutor at Georgia Military College (0.67 years)

Academic Track: Health Data Sciences

Career Track: Social Justice Advocacy and Data Analysis (as an avenue for advocacy); Local Arts & Businesses Promotion

Career Interests: Interdisciplinary research and work with mathematics, data analysis, social issues, and community engagement to work toward, promote, and encourage social and environmental justice, quantitative literacy, and global citizenship - respectively.

Favorite Algorithm and/or gene

Technical Expertise:  R

Awards:  Colin Maldonado Environmental Hero Award in recognition for outstanding service and promotion of sustainability on campus and in the community (2017-2018); Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa - National Leadership Honor Society for my leadership in campus and community engagement and service (2017)

My favorite scientist:  Sonya Corvin-Krukovsky Kovalevsky (1850-1891) for her work with analysis, her equal love for mathematics and literature, and her achievements despite her mental health and a patriarchal society.

Extracurricular Activities supporting local live music and arts, social justice organizing

Why QBS?.  Interdisciplinary programs have always appealed to me, and while QBS & Health Data Sciences are likely thought of as applied math and science, the statistical methodologies we will be using, as opposed to a more pure computer-science lens, will give me the theoretical and conceptual background I prefer and am excited for.

QBS MS Experience

QBS Electives


Favorite QBS Class:

Life at Dartmouth:

--When I am not in lab/school.