Elizabeth Zhang  |  Resume


Bachelor of Arts

Amherst College, Expected May 2024, Amherst, MA

  • Major: Bachelor of Arts in Statistics
  • Major GPA: 3.99/4.00
  • Honors: Walker Teaching Award for Math and Stats

Research Experience

Clinical Epidemiology

Risk profiles of lung cancer screening participants National Cancer Institute, Dr. Hormuzd Katki, Jun – Aug 2023

  • Selected as one of 16 Amgen scholars to conduct research at the NIH, with a focus on health disparities
  • Performed risk and benefit modelling to quantify the potential benefit of lung cancer screening

Computational Biomedicine

Automated machine learning evaluation Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Jason Moore, June 2022 – Feb 2023

  • Developed and assessed novel automated machine learning methods applied to genome-wide analysis
  • Simulated genetic data and quantified detection of epistasis in high-dimensional datasets

Molecular Ecology

Modeling black bear populations in Massachusetts Amherst College, Dr. Thea Kristensen, Jan 2021 – present

  • Built novel population distribution model to combine citizen science and mark-recapture data
  • Engaged with 12 local grade school classes through the development of a Citizen Science education initiative
  • First author on qualitative analysis of project outcomes (Zhang et al., 2023)
  • Led laboratory investigation of 2500+ bear hair samples using PCR and microsatellite analysis

Work Experience

Impact Data Analyst

Broadsight, Aug 2022 – present

  • Conducted statistical, visual and written analysis of survey, focus group and interview data as part of client projects reporting and deliverables in education, public health, culture and the arts and community development sectors.
  • Advised on statistical methods for client proposals and project planning and design phases.
  • Reviewed mixed quantitative and qualitative evaluation reports.

Statistics and Data Science/Math Fellow

Amherst College, Sep 2021 – present

  • Collaborated with Office of Sustainability and Dining Hall conducting internal data analysis of food sourcing
  • Held weekly office hours to provide reinforcement for the following courses: introduction and intermediate statistics, data science, and probability

Crew Chief

Amherst College Emergency Medical Services, Oct 2021 – present

  • Director of DEI: Led internal squad training on best inclusive healthcare practices, collaborated with on-campus affinity and resource groups, and re-designed recruitment process to reduce bias (Mar 2022 – Mar 2023)
  • Nationally certified EMT-B: responded to urgent medical emergencies on Amherst College campus
  • Teaching assistant: led practical skills training and provided class support to 30 EMT-B students (Jan 2022)