Hi, I'm Stephen. I turn data into decisions by understanding the past and predicting the future.

I was trained as a research economist, and I have experience in forecasting, statistical computing, and data analysis. I am an R nerd, a fan of open source data science tools, and a proponent of reproducible analysis in business, science, and journalism.

I thrive on learning new things, especially through online courses. I like working with others who have a similar bent, and I enjoy teaching technical concepts. I specialize in "data science translation", taking datasets or algorithms and explaining the business implications to executive audiences through visualization and storytelling.

Please check out the links below: LinkedIn for more on my work experience, Quora for how I think and write, Twitter for who I follow, and GitHub for some (older) examples of code I've written.