My name is Julia Silge and I am a data scientist at Stack Overflow. I love making beautiful charts, the statistical programming language R, Jane Austen, black coffee, and red wine.

I studied physics and astronomy, finishing my PhD in 2005. I worked in academia (teaching and doing research) and ed tech before moving into data science and discovering R. Now, my background in astronomy, physics, and education has given me a strong foundation for using data to answer interesting questions and communicate about technical topics with diverse audiences. I wrote a book with my collaborator Dave about text mining with R.

I live in Salt Lake City, UT, with my husband, three kids, and two cats.

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