After graduating from university with a Mchem degree, Katharine entered the chemical industry but missed the creative freedom and problem solving she had enjoyed during her master’s year. She was considering potentially returning to academic life when she received an email about a Data School Meet & Greet event. Katharine was ignorant to the joys of Tableau prior to attending but found the availability of the software a refreshing change to academia where she felt knowledge can be rendered inaccessible through convoluted language and other barriers. During the application process Katharine discovered the power of data visualization: making knowledge accessible to all. She also discovered that the Data School would provide the opportunity for creative freedom and problem solving she felt her life was missing.