Rebecca Goldin earned a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a mathematical sciences professor at George Mason University, a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and director of STATS at Sense About Science USA. Goldin is a leading expert on the use and abuse of statistics in the media, as well as an accomplished mathematician focusing on geometry and related combinatorics. She was the inaugural winner of the Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the Association for Women in Mathematics, an Etta Z. Falconer Lecturer on statistics use in the media, and has had numerous grants awarded from the National Science Foundation for her work in mathematics and statistical communication.