Tara Scherder

  PhotoTara has over 25 years of experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as a statistician, process engineer, and master black belt. She has functioned as both an in-house and external statistical consultant to vaccine, API, and pharmaceutical manufacturing teams across the product lifecycle. Tara has extensive experience in both statistical curricula design and delivery, and is passionate about teaching others the value and application of statistical methods. And as a Lean Six Sigma master black belt, she applies additional techniques to process improvement, such as change management and lean principles. Tara’s formal education includes a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS degree in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Tara is the Managing Director of Arlenda, Inc. Arlenda partners with clients in the (bio) pharmaceutical industry to leverage applied modeling and statistics to: Reduce Risk | Improve Process Performance | Accelerate Product Development