Data detective

Hope Watson, CPH '17, believes the answers to some of public health’s biggest problems can be found in data. 

image of Hope Watson
Photo credit: Ryan S. Brandenberg

During her senior year, she earned the top prize in the Temple Analytics Challenge. Two years later, after earning a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, she landed a full-time job at Alexion, one of the sponsors of the universitywide competition.

As a data scientist, she designs algorithms and uses statistics to help more patients gain access to important treatments. Her focus is on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with rare diseases. 

—By Lauren Hertzler, KLN ’13