2021 Mentoring Program


August 9, 2021 - August 11, 2021

The 2021 Diversity Mentorship Program (DMP) marks 12 years of mentoring, networking, leadership and skills development, community growth, and ensuring a diverse profession. Please join us this year as DMP brings historically underrepresented undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, and early career professionals together with more senior statisticians in academia, government, and the private sector in a structured program at the 2021 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). This year's JSM will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

Participant Registration
Registration has closed. If you were unable to register but would like to attend, please email Dr. Emily Butler

2021 Program Agenda

All sessions will be held via Gather: https://gather.town/app/qGhLoNAqALZDsEaZ/Statfest

Sunday Evening (8/8/2021)

  • 4:00 PM EDT (Auditorium) Gathertown Introduction
  • 4:15 PM EDT (Entire town) Scavenger hunt!

Monday Morning (8/9/2021)

  • 8:00 AM EDT (Auditorium) Opening Remarks and Welcome!
  • 8:10 AM EDT (Auditorium) Excellence in Mentoring: Panel Discussion

Montserrat Fuentes, Jami Mulgrave, Kiros Berhane, Wendy Martinez -Moderated by Prince Allotey

  • 9:15 AM EDT (Break Out Room 1) Mentor Discussion of Best Practices

David Morganstein & Sastry Pantula

  • 9:15 AM EDT (Break Out Room 2) Defining Goals as a Mentee

Christina Nurse & Jasmine Lusane

  • 10:00 AM EDT (Entire Town) Open space for Networking & 1:1s

Tuesday Morning (8/10/2021)

  • 8:00 AM EDT (Auditorium) Introduction to 4 Statistical Career Paths: Panel Discussion

Melissa Pugh Williamson, Lorin Crawford, Alison Tuiyott, Mario Marazzi, moderated by Felicia Griffin

  • 9:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 1) Trips and Tricks: Preparing for a Job in the Pharma or non-Pharma Industry: Round Table Discussion

Dionne Swift & Rebbecca Wilson

  • 9:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 2) Trips and Tricks: Prepare for a job in Academia: Round Table Discussion

Miguel Marino & Melody Goodman

  • 9:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 3) Trips and Tricks: Prepare for a job in Tech: Round Table Discussion

Jenny Yang

  • 9:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 4) Trips and Tricks: Prepare for a job in Government and Non-Profit: Round Table Discussion

Susan Shortreed & Simone Gray

  • 9:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 5) Making an impact in a post-graduate collaborative work environment

Niyi Adewale & Jesse Chittams

  • 10:00 AM EDT (Entire Town) Open space for Networking & 1:1s

Wednesday Morning (8/11/2021) 

  • 8:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 1) How to make a Professional Impact in a Virtual Environment: Round Table Discussion 

Janelle Charles

  • 8:00 AM EDT (Breakout Room 2) How to Navigate a Hybrid (Virtual and In-Person) Graduate School Experience

Cody Chiuzan

  • 8:30 AM EDT (Auditorium) Open Discussion and Question and Answer

Adrian Coles  

  • 10:00 AM EDT (Entire Town) Open space for Networking & 1:1s

The complete program book that includes speaker biographies is located here

2021 Open Business Meeting 

This year's virtual open business meeting and mixer will be held on Tuesday 8/10/2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET.

The meeting will be held in our virtual meeting space. Please use the link below to access our virtual meeting space. Once inside the meeting space, please use the signs to navigate your way to the big auditorium. 

Meeting Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Mixer
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Annual Update Presentation
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Floor Open for Questions and Comments 


DWMP and DMP in the News

A detailed history of the Committee of Minorities in Statistics' diversity mentoring programs and workshops including DWMP can be found in the 2016 Amstat News article.  

In addition, a summary of the 2020 DMP program can be found in the 2020 DMP Amstat News article.  

Please contact Dr. Emily Butler for more information about this year's program. 


The Diversity Mentoring Program is m
ade possible through the generous support of sponsors. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, and Pearl. Please contact Dr. Adrian Coles for information on sponsoring the DMP and other initiatives organized by the Committee on Minorities in Statistics.