About Me

I am a data visualization developer at ClearStory Data in Palo Alto. A graduate of the Master’s program at theĀ UC Berkeley School of Information, I have a background in information management for humanitarian and non-profit organizations. My work covers a broad range of topics, including data analysis, disaster response systems, user research, and visualization, that build on over 15 years of experience working with web technologies.

Latest Blog Post

Seven Dirty Secrets of Data Visualization

My friend Nate Agrin and I co-wrote an article for .net magazine on the Seven Dirty Secrets of Data Visualization. Read more »

Open Source Projects


Javascript library to help create online maps and timelines


Command-line web scraping with Javascript and jQuery

Recent Work



My work with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs includes a range of projects to develop better tools and processes for disaster response information. Read more »


GapVis is a visual interface for reading ancient texts, created as part of the Google Ancient Places project. Read more »