Dr. Talithia Williams develops statistical models that emphasise the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. Williams received her B.S. in mathematics from Spelman College, master's degrees in both mathematics from Howard University and statistics from Rice University, and a PhD in statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Renowned for her popular TED Talk, 'Own Your Body's Data,' she has delivered speeches nationally and internationally on the value of statistics in quantifying personal health information.