FaceOf: Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi, statistics professor at KSA’s King Abdul Aziz University

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Time: October 04, 2018   

Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi
  • Al-Rajhi served as a statistical consultant at Florida State’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights
  • Al-Rajhi earned consecutive master’s degrees while at Florida State University (FSU)

Dr. Sharifa Al-Rajhi is a professor of statistics at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah.

Prior to her current platform at KAU, she served as a statistical consultant at Florida State’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. She analyzed data on the historical issues associated with human right violations to better understand its evolution and forecast trend. Additionally, Al-Rajhi conducted system data cleaning and interpreted results data.

Recently, Al-Rajhi had words of encouragement to female drivers in the Kingdom, saying, “We had some social obstacles that have long prevented women from driving, despite the fact that Saudi women have achieved great jobs on all levels.”

“To me, driving means that you feel independent.” She said.

Al-Rajhi earned consecutive master’s degrees while at Florida State University (FSU). In 2009, she completed her studies earning her Master’s of Science (MS) in mathematical statistics.

In 2011, she would earn an additional MS degree in biostatistics. While she worked toward attaining her Ph.D. from FSU, of which she completed in 2015, Al-Rajhi gained experience working as a lecturer at the Department of Statistics at FSU, as well as serving as assistant professor at Tallahassee Community College Divisions of Natural Science and Mathematics.

By this time, Al-Rajhi also completed an internship as a data analyst, as well as an internship on statistical consulting at Millennium Real Estate in Jeddah.

This article was first published in Arab News

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