Speaking

I speak at the intersection of career pathways, data storytelling, and equitable statistics + data science education

to build the data literacy and visualization capacity of STEM students and professionals.

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"Asya transformed students' outlook on data and how to effectively communicate it. Asya’s style and expertise are unmatched. She created extremely useful handouts and resources for further learning and exploration of data visualization."

— Kristy Sherrer, Director of Career & Professional Development at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Keynote Topics

Tell your story through data 

This hands-on workshop is for teams that work with data, inclusive of analysts and client-facing partners. Learn the foundations of data storytelling and practice role-based techniques you can add to your data visualization process. Stakeholders will leave your presentations with actionable data-driven next steps.



Infuse data literacy into your data journey

Learning to code and creating your first Tableau dashboards are exciting steps! As you work on collaborative projects, how do you bring non-technical stakeholders along for the data journey? Learn the foundations of data literacy, why it's important, and adapt effective collaboration strategies to build trust and enthusiasm within your data project teams.



Preparing to Pivot: Designing your career in the age of Big Data

With all the software, online courses, and techniques available, how do you decide where you will get the training you need and how to demonstrate your skills? Learn how to design clear next steps and experiments to test, prioritize, and achieve your data-analytic career goals.


Charting my own STEM Journey

Asya will share about how she navigated her journey through academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. She started college as a biology pre-med major and switched to math with a focus on public health, graduated from an HBCU and a PWI, and took big leaps on her path toward data entrepreneurship and  STEM Education doctoral studies.



Custom talk for your team or event

Work with Asya directly to shape a talk or workshop using your data that is encouraging and offers tactics for enhancing data analytic and career success, using R, Excel, SQL, or Tableau. 

Sample topics:

  • Data literacy

  • Create a data dashboard

  • Re-defining your data identity

  • Data research skills

  • Self-advocacy in graduate school and the workplace

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Here's an example of a custom workshop that I designed for public health and project management professionals.

Asya in Action

On Episode 37 of the Public Health Millennial podcast, I talk with Omari Richins about each job I have listed on my LinkedIn page and what I learned from them.

As a part of the Data Science Alumni Panel, I share three things that redirected my pathway from Biostatistics and toward Policy research.

I chatted with the STEMSistars about how I put the M in STEM, what my favorite software is, and advice to my younger self.

"Asya was invited to share her unique academic and professional journey with our diverse student population. Asya presented a well thought out, engaging and informative presentation for students with a focus on making sure that they were actively involved in the flow of the presentation. She was thoughtful, comprehensive and honestly fun to listen to. I would invite her to another event as a speaker without hesitation. Thank you Asya!"

— Saranna Belgrave, Associate Director of STEM Research Academy at CUNY

Invite Asya to Speak

I create space for reflection, active learning, and encouragement along your data journey.

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The STEM FOCUS Academy introduces high school girls to STEM careers.

"Asya did a workshop for our virtual high school summer STEM program for girls of color. Her session, "Uncovering Data Insights" was phenomenal and relevant for our particular group of students. She was engaging, well prepared, and organized. The session was informative and inspirational. We would definitely ask her to return! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly Knight, Director of STEM FOCUS Program

George Mason University