Teaching and Collaboration


Publications and Presentations

Ventura, S. Smith, A., et al. “Zika is Coming; and We Need Statistics”. Joint Statistical Meetings. Baltimore, MD. July 2017.

Smith, A., Tolbert, H. “An Analysis of Existing Record Linkage Software for the Syrian Conflict”. Human Rights Data Analysis Group. May 2017.

Smith, A. “Zika is Coming; and We Need Statistics”. CHANCE Magazine (American Statistical Association), Vol 29.3, September 2016, p. 17-26.


I am a founding member of Northwestern Women in Statistics (WIST) group; in March 2019, I served as a primary organizer of the Women in Data Science (WiDS) regional event for Evanston/Chicago.

I remain engaged with the greater Chicago statistics community as a leader of our student chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and by organizing meetups with R-Ladies Chicago.

Additionally, I have shared my love for long-distance running as a coach for Girls on the Run-Chicago.


I am passionate about undergraduate teaching and mentorship. I currently serve as the graduate assistant chair at the International Studies Residential College (ISRC), facilitating academic programming and faculty engagement with the undergraduate residents.

I have served as a teaching assistant for courses both at Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern. During my masters year at CMU, I participated in Teaching Statistics seminar for graduate students/faculty, aiming to provide guidance on how to structure curricula. I served as a TA for the Experimental Design and Survey, Sampling, and Society course and mentored an undergraduate for her thesis.

At Northwestern, I have been the TA for STAT 202 (Introduction to Statistics), STAT 232, and was the primary lecturer for several classes of STAT 202.