PricewaterhouseCoopers Chicago, Ill.
Senior Associate - Visualization Specialist - Jan. 2016 to present
Design and architect interactive visualizations highlighting business opportunity
Develop data parsing pipelines for prototype applications and task automation
Consult on firm application design and visualizations
Manage user access control and administer security protocols on developed tools
Collaborate with partners, project managers and data scientists to produce tools
Northwestern University Chicago, Ill.
Adjunct Instructor - Spring 2017
Develop course instructing graduate students on data and visual journalism techniques
Expose students to new forms of storytelling with emerging technology
DePaul University Chicago, Ill.
Adjunct Instructor - Winter 2016
Teach undergraduate and graduate students visual and data journalism techniques
Walk students through data visualization idea to publication
Discuss industry trends and current work
Chicago Tribune Chicago, Ill.
Assistant News Applications Editor - Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2016
Create interactive data visualizations and news applications
Design and develop story-centered web sites for special projects and series
Analyze data for news stories, graphics and applications
Manage and edit news applications editorial projects
Collaborate with editors, reporters and developers to identify newsroom tools
Develop tools for creating data visualizations
Assist with newsroom training in data reporting and visual storytelling
Work in a team environment
Graphics producer - Jan. 2009 to Feb. 2013
Lead and coordinate information graphics for the Metro section
Advise and lead graphics department enterprise projects
Produce print and online features for news events and special projects
Conduct data analysis for special investigations and graphics
Create and maintain spatial library for producing maps
Responsible for editing daily graphics
BSU at the Games London, England
Graphics editor - May 2012 to Aug. 2012
Lead team of Ball State University journalism students covering the Olympics
Responsible for editing student-produced graphics for publication in the Chicago Tribune
Mentor students on data visualization, graphics reporting, design and newsrooms
Produced large feature graphics
Sun Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Graphics reporter - July 2008 to Dec. 2008
Extended internship with the graphics department
Produced daily and long-term interactive and print graphics
Ball State University Muncie, Ind.
B.A. Journalism Graphics - 2008
B.A. Journalism Magazine writing - 2008
Minor in classical cultures - 2008
DePaul University Chicago, Ill.
GIS certificate - 2012
Five course, post-graduate program studying theory, cartographic design, spatial analysis and geospatial technology
Studied data analysis techniques using ArcGIS and SPSS
Conducted spatial and raster analysis for classroom projects
Poynter Institute St. Petersburg, Fla.
Summer Fellowship for Young Journalists - June 2008 to July 2008
Intensive six-week extended journalism training combining seminars with beat reporting and production
Worked with a team to tell online stories through writing, photography, design and
Society for News Design best of digital design
2014 award of excellence planned coverage - Were you caught in a red light camera ticket spike?
2013 award of excellence single story project - His Saving Grace
2013 award of excellence continuous use section - Chicago shooting victims
2013 award of excellence single story project - Broken Bonds
Society for News Design
2012 award of excellence in information graphics
Chicago Tribune Jones-Beck Award
2012 outstanding professional performance
Chicago Headliner's Club Peter Lisagor Award
2012 best information graphics portfolio
2012 political and government reporting
Data Journalism Awards
2011 1st place, data drive applications
Illinois Associated Press Editors Association
2011 1st and 2nd place, information graphics
SQL, R, Python, Django
References available upon request