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Meet Kendall Ruber

February 28, 2021 Sharon Handy
Kendall Ruber

MSBA Graduate 2020
Kendall Ruber is a data analyst at Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and The Habit Burger Grill. In her role, Kendall extracts and analyzes data from Yum! Brand’s various subsidiaries, ranging in areas from food safety to cybersecurity across the brands’ international markets. She belongs to the internal audit group and is responsible for integrating data science and analytics principles into the company’s risk management and cost savings practices. Kendall actively uses statistical modeling techniques and computer programming methodologies to detect fraud, identify data anomalies, and automate reporting processes across Yum! Brand’s global enterprise.

Before joining Yum! Brands, Kendall worked at LG&E and KU Energy as a data analyst in their customer services division and has held other data-focused roles in human resources and cybersecurity analytics. In all of her work, she aims to bring a human element to data science, using natural language processing, predictive analytics, and machine learning to explain the world around us.

Kendall strives to use her role in leadership positions as a platform to encourage and inspire more women, especially women of color, to enter the field of data science and analytics.

Kendall is a 2020 graduate of the MSBA program and served as president of her cohort of 70 students. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, both from the University of Louisville. In addition, she has taught various sections of Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis for UofL’s Online MBA program. Kendall strives to use her role in leadership positions as a platform to encourage and inspire more women, especially women of color, to enter the field of data science and analytics.

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