Sophie Beiers

Sophie Beiers works on the ACLU’s Analytics team as a Data Journalist where she analyzes and visualizes data for their lawyers’ legal arguments and for external advocacy pieces. Prior to her time at the ACLU, she received her master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at Columbia University where she also TA’d at the Lede Program for Data Journalism. Before NYC, she kicked off her career in analytics in San Francisco at the education nonprofit “YouthTruth.” Sophie is a Bay Area native but currently lives in Portland, OR and enjoys running, hiking, and making pottery in her free time.


Trial and Error in Data Viz at the ACLU

rstudio::global 2021

Trial and Error in Data Viz at the ACLU

January 21, 2021

Visualizing data the “right” way requires many considerations — the topic, the quality of your data, your audience, your time frame, and the various channels of (sometimes conflicting) feedback you received.