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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

  • Bachelor of Arts in Photography, The University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Master of Professional Studies 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 University of Maryland, 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 research/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 combination of technical, artistic and analytical skills.