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Chandra Erdman, U.S. Census Bureau

December 08, 2014

Chandra had her pick of prestigious positions when she graduated with a PhD in statistics from Yale. After considering tenure-track university teaching jobs and positions with corporate firms like Goldman Sachs, she chose to join the U.S. Census Bureau. Chandra explains why she loves being a statistician and how a job with the U.S. Census is way cooler than you might think.

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