resume

experience

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

education

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

awards

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

skills

Proficient in:

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

Experience with:

SQL, R, Python, Django

References available upon request