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Sandy Wijaya Guberti-Ng comes from a Chinese-Indonesian-Taiwanese-Singaporean background, with a BA in Italian from the University of Oregon, and a BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She comes to DSI with a desire to inspire dialogue about difficult truths and realities.

Now that she has earned her MFA in design for social innovation, Sandy is based in the New York metropolitan area. After she has worked mostly in data analysis and data visualization roles. Right after graduation, she worked at IDEO.org as a Research & Learning intern where she analyzed data on the impact of design in their Amplify project portfolio. From the insights and challenges of the project, she developed a new framework to incorporate considerations of risk in design projects that informed the strategic direction of the organization.

In the past year, she has worked at CB Insights as a Data Visualization Associate where she created data visualizations about market and future tech trends that were often cited and shared by the media (Bloomberg, New York Times, and more). Some examples of her work at CB Insights Can be found here: Where Tech Giants Are Betting On Digital Health, The Race For AI: Here Are The Tech Giants Rushing To Snap Up Artificial Intelligence Startups.

As of December 2019, Sandy is a Front-End Engineer at Teachable, online course platform that lets course creators build and sell courses. She builds and designs data visualizations on the data team, and presents data to users throughout the organization in an appealing and easy-to-understand manner.

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