Dr Retha Luus is a senior lecturer in statistics and a team member of the industry directed master’s programme in data science at UWC. She has been an academic for 9 years and has conducted research in various fields, namely complex survey sampling; statistical modelling, prediction error estimation, resampling methods, weight trimming, and benchmarking. She has published 2 articles and has either presented or collaborated on research presented at 4 international conferences, 13 national conferences and 4 workshops. She has supervised or co-supervised 6 postgraduate industry capstone projects, 3 master’s students and 1 PhD student. Teaching and education has always been a passion of hers and she is excited by the new era of analytics and the changes it brings to the education of future analysts. She is the president of the Western Cape chapter of the South African Statistical Association.