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Presidential election shifts, 2000-2016

Back when I was in the DCL, some of my favorite assignments involved recreating graphics from The Upshot at the The New York Times. I was working on some post-primary analysis for the Shaun Scott campaign recently when I recalled a graphic from 2016 that compared county-level election results between the 2016 and 2012 presidential races. I like this style of electoral map because it draws the viewer’s attention to the change taking place on election night, and it indicates which direction the country is headed at a glance.

One year later...

About a year ago, I started recording my sleep schedule in a Google sheet. Something in the back of my unemployed mind told me that this would be good content for my new website, which I was building mainly in hopes of finding a job – after all, what potential employer wouldn’t want to see the kind of healthy bedtimes I was managing? I didn’t end up using the data because – surprisingly enough – it would be a long time before I had enough to amount to anything interesting.

Working paper available for comment

A draft of my recent work on leaked emails and political knowledge is now available for comment. Below is a copy of the abstract, for reference. In scholarly and popular discourse, leaks have long been associated with transparency, but their potential as a source of disinformation has gone largely unexamined. The turmoil of the 2016 U.S. presidential election cast doubt on leaks’ association with the truth by demonstrating the potentially disorienting impact of leaked emails on political knowledge and discourse.

Welcome

Welcome to my personal site. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a) my mother, or b) someone who’s interested in my background and experience as a data scientist. In either case, you’re in the right place! I plan to add content to this site in the form of either blog posts or project pages. Blog posts (like this one) will usually be quick and explanatory, and might include my thoughts on things I’m learning, tricky problems I’m facing, or maybe some bite-sized analyses.