I’m always curious how people end up in the careers they do. My own trajectory has been far from a straight line narrative, going back and forth between digital strategy and marketing roles, private and nonprofit sectors. I have had one clear career through line: belief in the power of technology to convey groundbreaking ideas and effect behavioral change.
My curiosity about career pathways led me to create a new interview series at data.org. There are so many ways to be involved in data for social impact: academia, philanthropy, social sector, and government roles all play a part. These interviews ask how these leaders in different sectors came to do what they do, what strengthens their work, and what they see on the horizon. Check it out over at data.org, and let me know what you think (and who I’m missing!).