University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark. (Graduated 2013)
Major: Editorial journalism
Minor: Graphic design


Data and graphics journalist, The Los Angeles Times (2013 – Present)

  • Created the Map Maker tool, which empowers other journalists to easily make their own maps and download detailed vector layers
  • Lead a team to collect, clean, analyze and map precinct election data from California’s 2016 general election; first time the Los Angeles Times published an election map of that detail.
  • Lead innovative digital story telling on a number of stories that had impact: building near freeways, odds of winning the lottery, wild fire destruction and election coverage.

Adjunct professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. (2016 – Present)

  • Created curriculum and taught classes covering HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Python and data visualization

News apps intern, The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash. (June – August 2013)

News producer & on-air host, KUAF 91.3 FM NPR, Fayetteville, Ark. (August 2012 – May 2013)

Online editor, NWA Media/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Fayetteville, Ark. (June 2009 – August 2011)


HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, Jupyter Notebook, PostGIS, QGIS, ArcGIS, Postgresql/MySQL, D3, Leaflet, Carto, Adobe Suite