If reaching out with general questions, please email maprogram@stat.columbia.edu If reaching out with general admissions questions, please email gsas-admissions@columbia.edu

Dr. Alysa Turkowitz

Dr. Alysa Turkowitz


Dr. Alysa Turkowitz


Executive Director, M.A. Program in Statistics
Email: aat2009@columbia.edu



Dr. Turkowitz is responsible for oversight of key aspects of the MA Program including the

launch of the new hybrid online/on campus program, student affairs, career services, as well

as overall communication management.  She provides guidance to faculty on student related

matters, as well as support to MA students throughout every aspect of their program experience.

Demissie Alemayehu

Prof. Demissie Alemayehu


Professor Demissie Alemayehu


Adjunct Professor and
Director of Graduate Studies for the M.A. Program in Statistics
Room: 929
School of Social Work Building


Click here for Prof. Alemayehu’s full profile.  

Dr. Anusha Shrivastava


Dr. Anusha Shrivastava


Associate Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations
M.A. Program in Statistics
Email: as1698@columbia.edu
6th Floor, Watson Hall


Dr. Shrivastava is the contact for all career-related and alumni questions.  She edits resumes,

cover letters and LinkedIn profiles and organizes mock interview sessions and alumni panels.

She conducts workshops on resume and cover letter-writing and helps students learn about networking.

She connects with employers and alums to find and advertise jobs to students and graduates. 

Jill Forger


Jill Forger


MA Program Coordinator, M.A. Program in Statistics
(Drop-ins welcome)
E-mail: jf2306@columbia.edu
6th Floor, Watson Hall


Jill is the primary point of contact for prospective and current students. She facilitates

communication within the MA Program with weekly newsletters, emails, announcements,

and social media.  She helps guide registration procedures, participates in event planning,

and offers support for the Admissions Committee and the Faculty Advisers.