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Heather Wigell is a data scientist that works primarily in business intelligence creating data visualizations, reporting / reports, drill-downs, and interactive dashboards in Tableau.

Her experience includes creating new and legacy dashboards for stakeholders, internal personal, executives, and end-users of SAAS Products. She creates embedded dashboards can be made publicly available for marketing and sales purposes or secure with row level authentication. Communicating design requirements and data architecture is a priority and she has built out a process to ease communications and exceed communications with the dashboards.

Wigell works on Tableau 2020.3 (and has worked with previous versions) with a Server and Creator License, building dashboards on Tableau Desktop.  Data Management including joins, blends, creating extracts and live connections.  She works with a variety of file types and connections including PostgreSQL, custom SQL queries, XLSX, CSV, GoogleDrive, Google Sheets, Web Data Connector, TXT, and JSON. Additional Tableau experience includes Tableau Server Administration and Tableau Services Manager (TSM).

Wigell is a registered member of the Tableau Developer Program.  She has worked on developing dashboards to communicate findings of Machine Learning predictions since 2018. As a team member at Smart Cloud Forge her reporting indicates order and product forecasting, and other CPG or Food Beverage use cases. She was formally trained in data analysis at the University of Chicago where she took Statistics, Math for Social Scientists, and Social Science Computing.

Heather Wigell (nee MacLeod) after studying at the University of Chicago in their Masters of Social Science Program, she was employed in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, by the Digital Publics Project. Wigell also worked at the Kenan Institute for Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C., in 2009. She started her career serving as a Congressional Intern in the U.S. House of Representatives, 11th Congressional District of Illinois,  Washington, D.C. Office. Throughout her career, she has also worked in for non-profits, and tech firms in research and marketing roles. She received her B.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009.

Heather currently writes a blog, Russia in Context and works as an Analyst for Birch Group Marketing and Data.

Research Coordinator,

Digital Publics Project

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Department of Political Science

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Affiliation and Funding:

The Digital Publics Project is funded by the The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) and 3CT at University of Chicago.

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