Hometown? Cromwell, Connecticut
Education? B.S. from George Washington in Political Science with a focus on Public Policy. M.A in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Why did you found Open Data Nation? I saw cities publishing vast amounts of data and creating maps and dashboards that didn’t help them answer the questions that they were asking. I know that data could help inform and participate in the conversation. Unfortunately, despite publishing data, most cities don’t have the technical expertise or awareness of data science. But I do, so I figured out how to make a business out of the idea for the future I see.