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# How to Find a Mentor
Tuesday, September 15th, 6:30-8:30pm
6:30 - Zoom Breakout Rooms Networking Activity
6:55 - Announcements
7:00 - How to Find a Mentor Talk #1 (Gabriel Ruiz)
7:25 - Questions for Gabriel Ruiz
7:35 - How to Find a Mentor Talk #2 (Fatima Tuz-Zahra)
8:00 - Questions for Fatima Tuz-Zahra
8:10 - General Questions and Discussion
8:30 - Meeting Adjourned
# Meeting Location
Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 and in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone who attends our events, this meeting will be held online using Zoom.
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How to Find a Mentor
Speakers: Gabriel Ruiz and Fatima Tuz-Zahra
Gabriel Ruiz's Bio:
"I am a 4th year PhD student in statistics at UCLA where my research is on data mining and causal inference with motivations coming partially from biology and gaps in statistical theory. I completed my B.S. in statistics at UC Riverside in 2017, and while there I was a part of our student chapter of the ASA and participated in undergraduate research. I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley and Riverside, CA and am a first-generation college graduate."
Gabriel Ruiz's Abstract:
"I will talk about the important role mentors have played in my short career so far. Using personal anecdotes from my undergraduate years, I hope to show that a mentor can be an older classmate or colleague in an organization (like R-Ladies Irvine!), a boss you find through a research or internship program, or a wise professional by the name of Madeline Bauer you reached out to an event like the ASA DataFest competition. My key message: it always helps to have someone in your corner cheering you on, especially at key junctures like deciding what classes to take, what internships to apply to, or what to do after graduation."
Fatima Tuz-Zahra's Bio:
"My name is Fatima Tuz-Zahra, I graduated from SDSU with an MS in Statistics. I am currently working as a statistician at UC San Diego. My interests are statistics, causal inference and machine learning."
Fatima Tuz-Zahra's Abstract:
"This talk will focus on how, in your role as a student and/or a job seeker, you can find a mentor to charter your route to success as smoothly as possible."
# Live-streaming & Meeting Materials
- All registered attendees will receive a Zoom link to join the meeting. Please see the information above.
- All materials will be sent out and posted on our GitHub (https://github.com/rladies-irvine) after the event.
- The recording of the meeting will be sent out and posted on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbS1KNK7jbcbQVNt7lF62A) after the event.