Exovera’s Senior Executive Advisor, Dr. Barbara N. Stevens, served in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 35 years. As a former executive leader and manager, Stevens built and then directed complex data science programs. She provided deep expertise in applying big data analytics at the operational and analytical levels of the Intelligence Community.
Stevens honed her analytic skills as a trainer in analytic tradecraft as well as in leadership development. In addition, she used her platform as an agency leader to advocate for the recruitment and retention of women and diversity in highly technical fields.
Stevens maintains strong ties to academia, having served as the CIA’s top leader to the University of New Mexico and as the Data Science Ambassador to the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University.
She holds a Ph.D. from the Florida State University in Mathematical Statistics and previously served on the Department of Statistics faculty at the University of Georgia.