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Sarah Maravetz

Associate Director - Data Analytics

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
266 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Sarah Maravetz, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Education

  • BA in Photography, The University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • MPS in Information Visualization, Maryland Institute College of Art

What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?

I have a Master of Professional Studies degree in information visualization from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a Bachelor of Arts in visual arts from the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. I worked at MICA for twelve years before coming to Khoury.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?

My role at Northeastern is to organize data streams and create data analytics for Khoury College. I enjoy exploring the story that data can tell, especially if it reveals unexpected patterns you couldn’t previously see.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at the College?

I find Khoury College’s mission to introduce more women and under-represented minorities into computer science compelling. As someone who started out in a creative field and discovered an aptitude for data and computers as an adult, I identify with the goal of the Align program.

Where did you grow up/spend the most defining years of your child/young adulthood?

I grew up in Columbia, Maryland, and lived in Baltimore, Maryland for most of my life. I moved to Massachusetts at the end of 2018 with my husband, and we’re enjoying exploring the Boston area.

What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular schools/careers (family history, a program you were excited about, a city you were dying to live in)?

My past experience in higher education covered many facets of college administration, but I found the thing I most enjoyed was exploring data and designing graphics. This led to my decision to pursue an MPS in Information Visualization, during which I learned a combination of technical, artistic, and analytical skills.