Sarah Nell-Rodriquez is passionate about education and the difference it can make in people’s lives. Having been in technical education and analytics for the past 15 years, Sarah has seen data evolve globally in multiple industries. She has traveled the world teaching and talking about data from India to London to Mexico City.

As one of the original pioneers of the Data Literacy movement, she frequently speaks on implementing education programs and the need for Data Literacy skills today. In the past year, Sarah has focused on advocacy in Data Literacy and how to empower individuals to thrive in a data driven world.

Allen Hillery is very passionate about data literacy and curates an article series that focuses on the importance of creating data narratives. He combines his perspective of data while spotlighting notable figures and how their use of storytelling made major impacts on society.

Allen is a lifetime New Yorker with 20 years of experience in data analysis and analytics. He’s held various roles in Fortune 500 companies, standing up data infrastructures and dashboards to support enterprise reporting and executive decision making. He has spent the greater part of his career supporting business teams serving on analytics teams. His past in data work with Verizon and eBay helps inform his creation of a curriculum designed to inform and empower young adults.

Allen has a strong understanding of community and improving representation for all diverse groups. He’s currently a Tableau Social Ambassador and Community Equity Task Force. Allen holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. You can follow him on Twitter @AlDataVizGuy.

Publications, Talks, Interviews

Three Reasons why Storytelling is Important to Business

Data Literacy is the Key to Helping Underserved Communities

Vince Dixon on the Future of Journalism in the Digital Age

Data Literacy is not a One Size Fits All

Transforming Your Data into a Compelling Story

Supporting Classroom Engagement through Emotional Connection

3 Tips on How to Get Your Next Job

The Data Literacy Disruption

Data Literacy Leads to Success

Data Literacy: A Critical Element to Building a Data-Driven Culture

How to Measure Data Literacy to Increase Organizational Success

Lifting, Climbing, and the Importance of Literacy

Why Data Literacy is Crucial

Pursuing Proficiency