With extensive training in research methods and deep expertise in data visualization, I help organizations use high-quality data visualization to increase their impact.
As a second grade teacher in Montgomery County (Maryland) I learned about the challenges facing the educational system in the United States. I studied these and other issues as part of my anthropology Ph.D. at UC San Diego. I then served on the faculty at Lewis and Clark College before transitioning out of academia and into evaluation.
For nearly two years, I was a researcher at the Oregon Community Foundation. While there, I learned about the challenges that philanthropies face. Since leaving the Oregon Community Foundation to start my consulting business in 2016, I have worked with other Oregon-based foundations, including the Gray Family Foundation and the Ford Family Foundation.
Today I help foundations use high-quality data visualization to increase their impact. This can involve many things, including the type of traditional static visualizations featured in the Oregon by the Numbers report.
It can also involve online, interactive visualizations. These types of visualizations enable foundations to interact with and communicate data in new ways. The interactive version of my 2017 report on Outdoor School in Oregon is a great example of what this can look like.