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
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