Afia O. is a Statistician, Operations Researcher, and an advanced SAS Programmer. She has helped government clients with automating reports by transporting results generated in SAS to fixed Microsoft Excel templates. She led a team of five to produce national reports for a section of the US workforce. Afia has used regression analysis procedures tailored for clustered populations on a baseline study in health insurance and produced healthcare quality measures for government clients. Her data mining work with a commercial client led to a discovery of an important predictive variable and experience in General Linear Modeling. In addition, she has 1.5 years of statistical consulting experience from her work with two for-profit organizations. Her training and experience includes SAS, SUDAAN, STATA, SPSS, MINITAB, MPL, AMPL, R.
Afia loves teaching, and her educational experience has led her to spend her free time organizing meetups for Ghanaian women that will help inspire them to step up to leadership roles. She conducted initial in-depth interviews of women in technology in Ghana; based on their stories, she galvanized a pool of programming resources through the Statistics Without Borders. Afia has recruited more than 20 leadership roles for two separate women-focused movements in two major cities—Accra & Kumasi— in the West African Country; Ghana.