"Both the I School and MIDS program have some liberal arts tendencies. You get a well-rounded education, which is unusual for graduate programs. I think that serves students well in the long run for developing their careers."
Earned a Ph.D. in human centered design and engineering from University of Washington
Research focus: The design and evaluation of games for data science learning and discovery, and research on data visualization and collaboration in science
Teaches "Data Visualization and Communication"
"Data science as a field continues to reinvent itself. The astonishing growth of data collected hasn't been able to solve the world's toughest challenges by sheer size alone. I'm excited to see the increased value placed on understanding the human context in which the data lives and how this shapes the types of questions we ask."