After obtaining her master’s and doctorate degrees in Statistics from the Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS), Sylva Collins now serves as the Director of the Office of Biostatistics at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In her recent interview with the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT) News, published in April 2020, Sylvia shares how her training and professional journey led to her current position, and offers advice for young statisticians who are interested in working for the government. Thank you for sharing your story, Sylva! The GRS is proud to count Sylva among our illustrious alumni!