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Kiegan Rice

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Statistician
Kiegan is a statistician specializing in static and interactive data visualization and reproducible data processes.

Kiegan is a senior statistician in the Statistics & Data Science department at NORC. In this role, she serves as an expert in data visualization, statistical modeling, and computational reproducibility, and leads the development of web-based interactive data visualization tools. She also has expertise in automated data reporting and reproducible data analysis pipelines. 

Kiegan has built a variety of public-facing interactive dashboards and data visualizations, including the NEAS Pathways Tool and MCBS Interactives site. In addition, she has led the development and maintenance of interactive applications and automated data reporting processes for several clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, College Board, and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 

Kiegan is also an expert on reproducibility in data science workflows and quantitative research. She has presented on these topics at venues such as rstudio::conf, Government Advances in Statistical Programming (GASP), and the Symposium on Data Science and Statistics (SDSS). 

Education

PhD

Iowa State University

MS

Iowa State University

BA

St. Olaf College

Honors & Awards

Secretary & Treasurer | 2022 - 2024

ASA Section on Statistical Graphics

StatsForward Fellowship | 2023 - 2024

American Statistical Association

Project Contributions

Massachusetts Lawyer Well-Being Study

Understand lawyer well-being and how it varies by demographics, employment type, and workplace environment

Client:

Board of Bar Overseers Massachusetts

Massachusetts Lawyers Demographic and Law Practice Data

Develop an interactive data tool to examine demographic and professional characteristics of Massachusetts lawyers

Client:

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being

College Board ACES

Providing better and secure means of validating college admissions and course placement policies

Client:

College Board

Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success Strategy Dashboard

A data tool to predict the effectiveness of the foundation’s postsecondary educational equity work

Client:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation