Davina Durgana

Senior Statistician, Walk Free Foundation

Davina P. Durgana, PhD is an award-winning international human rights statistician who has developed leading global models to assess risk and vulnerability to modern slavery. Dr Durgana is a Report Co-Author and Senior Statistician of the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index. She is the American Statistical Association’s 2016 Statistical Advocate of the Year, an active member of Statistics without Borders, and a Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in Science for 2017 for her work on statistical modeling, human security theory and human trafficking.

Dr Durgana was selected as a Google Fellow for Technology and Social Change for her work in Human Trafficking and Technology. She was awarded with the Trafficking in America Task Force Award for Service for her contributions to the Anti-Trafficking Field in the United States and was named as a Disruption Awards Foundation Fellow for 2018.

Dr Durgana will be featured in the upcoming 2021 children’s book, Wonder Women of Science: Twelve Amazing STEM Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking the World and she is a mentor with FabFems, working to encourage young women around the world and the United States to pursue studies in STEM.

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