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. I am both an international speaker and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning practice. I wrote a book with my collaborator Dave about text mining with R. You can find me on Twitter and GitHub.

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

This blog is built with blogdown and Hugo, and deployed using Netlify. My blog posts are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. My avatar illustration is by Emily Griffin.