Melissa Villa

Melissa Villa, Chief Forensic Data Analyst, CITA

Melissa Villa joined the Office of Inspector General in 2000 and currently serves as the Chief Forensic Data Analyst, supervising a team that develops the use of predictive analytics to leverage data for decision making. Her tenure includes: applying statistical techniques to transform data into information to develop investigative leads, validate assumptions, and decipher underlying trends and patterns indicative of fraudulent behavior. Villa earned a BA in History from DePaul University and an MS in Analytics from the University of Chicago.