Dr. Shelby Wilson

Dr. Shelby Wilson

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Let Me See The Data

"The ability to do math is something that you build. It doesn't just fall out of the sky. Keep working at it; you will do fine."

Quick Facts

Featured in: STEM + HERSTORY (February 2022)

Current Role: Senior Data Scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Spelman College
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

using data to solve complex problems

In our February 2022 – STEM + HERstory box, Dr. Shelby Wilson shares that math has been a part of her life since she was born, and how she started out pursuing a biology career but what changed her mind to swap to a career in mathematics and computer science. She tells about working within her career while she was in school, math courses that hooked her into data science, and even how she has been involved with Covid studies. 

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“We have to constantly remind ourselves that it's okay to feel what we feel but we must move forward anyway. Don't let feeling unconfident stop you from progressing. Just do it scared! ”

Check out our February 2022 – STEM + HERstory box to see Dr. Shelby Wilson’s FULL interview!

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