Tara Scherder, MS Statistics, Master Blackbelt

Tara Scherder has over 30 years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as a statistician, process engineer, and master black belt. She gained broad experience across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product platforms during the years she spent as a manufacturing statistician for a large pharmaceutical company. Her process design and improvement skills were further enhanced by several years spent in the corporate lean six sigma training group. There she also fueled her ongoing passion to teach others the value and practice of statistics, always with a clear connection to business benefit. She continued to expand her expertise supporting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing teams in her last position as the CSO of MS&T for a statistical consulting company. Her formal education includes a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS degree in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.