emily kund

Women in Tech & Data Visualization: Emily Kund

Storytelling through data visualization

Emily Kund is an expert in the field of data visualization, a process that turns data into information that can be processed visually or narratively so that it is easier to understand and can be utilized. On our show, Emily speaks about her how she utilizes data visualization in her work in the government and the impact that she is making using this powerful tool. 

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To give you a better idea of what data visualization is, Emily recommends checking out Allan Walker’s tableau work. Here is Walker’s data visualization of a day of taxi trips in NYC.

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Quote of the Day

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. George Elliot

3 Lessons from Interview

  1. Her struggle to find the right balance between her family, marriage, and her work with data visualization

  2. The potential and impact that can be made while working with data

  3. Her thought process and flow when it comes to analyzing data

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Getting to Know Emily Kund

What is a helpful resource for you?

Tableau Public Website – Great access to lots of data visualizations and beautiful works.

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Her husband has been a great support for her to go out and encouraged her to do hackathons and interviews. Francis, her data BFF, has been super supportive in helping him and encouraging him.

What is your purpose on this planet?

Emily’s purpose is to give back to people who support her.

How to connect with Emily?

Twitter and Instagram @emily1852

Her blog 

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