Alyssa Fowers is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami where she studies research methods, applied statistics, and data visualization. She writes about graphs (and sometimes swords) at Data & Dragons. Before returning to graduate school, she worked in data analysis and management for five years. Her professional career focused on making data more accessible, reliable, and interesting to businesses and nonprofits in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. in psychology from Duke University. When she isn’t in the data mines, she enjoys hiking, crafting, and tabletop games.
Alyssa and I sat down at the Tapestry Conference back in December after Alberto Cairo, one of her professors at Miami, pointed me to one of her blog posts on making comparisons to individual values. We talked about her interests in school, how to visually communicate small and big numbers, and how to work with data.
Alyssa’s post, Time and Space
Washington Post, America is more diverse than ever — but still segregated
Guardian, Mekong: a river rising