Mallory Soldner earned her PhD in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Her thesis explored how to measure and improve humanitarian operations in practical ways - with a special focus on the use of algorithms. While Soldner was in graduate school, she helped lead supply chain optimization projects for the UN World Food Programme.
Today, she is an advanced analytics manager at UPS, where she works on research and development projects and consults within the company. She earned her master’s in operations research from MIT, and her bachelor’s in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech. In her free time, Soldner enjoys travelling, trying recipes from her travels and her time spent living in Italy, and combating stress with yoga and pilates.