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Zili Li

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Zili graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with B.S.B.A in Accounting and B.S. in Actuarial Science. For her honors research thesis, Zili conducted independent research on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on preventive services among racial groups. She found her passion in data analytics when analyzing the tremendous amount of data to derive meaningful insights. She further honed her analytical skills by taking advanced statistics courses and learning programming languages.

After graduation, Zili interned at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as a researcher. She utilized data analytics to monitor child care providers’ activities and to detect potential frauds. She also designed and built a dashboard for proactive monitoring. Throughout her internship, she collaborated with cross-functional teams and communicated with the end users for continuous improvement.

Zili is excited to join MSiA to continue refining her analytical and communication skills. She is eager to dive into data and challenge herself with complex problems. Zili is looking forward to applying her knowledge and experience to harness the power of big data to make meaningful impacts.