Uptake Technologies Chicago, Ill.

Manger, Data Visualization - May 2018 to present

Manage and lead team of data visualization designers and analysts

Develop data visualization strategy for data science in the industrial internet of things

Identify and implement visual solutions for delivering data science predictions

Collaborate cross-functionally on visualization capabilities and delivering to customers

Champion data visualization best practices and innovation

Staff, Data Visualization Analyst- Aug. 2017 to May 2018

Design and develop reusable data visualization components for enterprise software

Support Uptake’s philanthropic initiatives as a Data Fellows mentor and volunteer

PricewaterhouseCoopers Chicago, Ill.

Senior Associate - Visualization Specialist - Jan. 2016 to Aug. 2017

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

Collaborate with partners, project managers and data scientists to produce tools

Chicago Tribune Chicago, Ill.

Assistant News Applications Editor - Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2016

Manage and develop news applications editorial projects

Design and develop interactive data visualizations, news applications and story-centered web sites

Analyze data for news stories, graphics and applications

Collaborate with editors, reporters and developers to identify newsroom tools

Assist with newsroom training in data reporting and visual storytelling

Graphics producer - Jan. 2009 to Feb. 2013

Produce and lead graphics department’s local coverage and enterprise projects

Conduct data analysis for special investigations and graphics

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 intern - July 2008 to Dec. 2008


Northwestern University Chicago, Ill.

Adjunct Instructor - Spring 2017

Develop course instructing graduate students on data and visual journalism techniques

Introduce students to new forms of storytelling with emerging technology

DePaul University Chicago, Ill.

Adjunct Instructor - 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


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

Poynter Institute St. Petersburg, Fla.

Summer Fellowship for Young Journalists - June 2008 to July 2008


Proficient in:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, D3, Python, Pandas, ArcGIS, Sass, GIT, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Alteryx

Experience with:



Professional involvement

IRE (2010-16)

SND Crash Course: Design Thinking Instructor (2015)

NICAR conference: Intro to D3 Instructor (2015)

SND Best of Digital Design judge (2012, 2013)

Mentor and Editor for BSU at the Games (2012)


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