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Helen Chmiel, EdD, is a Colorado native. She grew up in Denver and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her undergraduate studies focused on mathematics and master's degree on secondary mathematics education.

After teaching at the high school level for 10 years, Chmiel earned her Master of Applied Mathematics degree at Utah State University, in Logan, Utah, specializing in applied areas of statistics and statistical programming. She subsequently worked as a statistical programmer in the software industry. While working as a biostatistician, manager and project manager specializing in clinical trial research, she completed additional master’s level coursework in statistics. While working as a manager, she earned a doctoral business degree.

Throughout her career she continued to teach both mathematics and statistics at many levels including higher education institutions.

When Chmiel isn’t in the classroom, she enjoys golfing, walking and hiking in Colorado’s great outdoors or reading adventure mysteries.