Kathleen Warrell

Data analyst with an eye for visualization and design

Technical experience with a natural science background

My technical skills (e.g., data analysis, GIS, computer programming), scientific skills (e.g., hypothesis development and testing, natural curiosity), and effective communication skills work together to make me a proficient data analyst and a flexible problem solver. I can help you solve problems and discover new insights with data.

My Tableau Story

I "accidentally" discovered Tableau one day when perusing the list of courses on LinkedIn during their Week of Learning. I was working on a PhD at the time and had heard that data science was a good career alternative to academia. I saw several courses about using Tableau for data science, and decided to take one. What I found was a software platform that not only produced beautiful data visualizations, but also enabled exploration and analysis of data that was so much easier than debugging my Python code.

Now that I had downloaded and played with the software, I wanted to learn more. I sought out tutorials online, which eventually led me to discover the Tableau Twitter community. They were Tableau professionals, students, and hobbyists, all producing some of the most beautiful visualizations I had ever seen. They also had projects like #MakeoverMonday and #WorkoutWednesday. I started participating in this community, submitting #MakeoverMonday visualizations and learning new ways to visualize each week's dataset. I eventually took on bigger projects, including #HackingOpenData and #IronViz. It didn't take long for me to realize that a career in data analysis and visualization was the right choice for me.

How to use this website

If you are interested in learning about a few of the projects I have been working on, head over to the Portfolio page. There you will find some examples of projects I have worked on for my academic research and for personal projects. If you want to learn more about my background and get to know me a bit better, head over to my About Me page and my Resume page. If you have any questions, or would like to contact me, head over to the Contact page and send me a note. I will make sure to get back to you as soon as I can.