Tara Scherder has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries as a statistician, process engineer, and master black belt. Her passion is the powerful combination of science and statistics to increase knowledge, optimize both manufacturing and business processes and reduce risk. She combines statistical expertise with extensive knowledge of manufacturing platforms, and analytical sciences, in conjunction with business and regulatory acumen to achieve goals. She has functioned as both an in-house and external statistical consultant to drug substance and drug product teams from product development through commercial supply for the spectrum of product platforms. She frequently speaks at industry forums and publishes on the practical incorporation of statistical methods for Lifecycle Process Validation. Tara earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS degree in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. As partner at SynoloStats, she passionately collaborates with teams to leverage statistical methods to accelerate timelines, design and develop robust processes, and assure ongoing quality to patients and consumers.