#DataInTheATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university community with a variety of Atlanta-based professionals, highlighting how data analysis is being used successfully in their daily work while introducing students to potential careers working with data.
Location: CURVE, Library South 2nd Floor, Georgia State University Library, 100 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Friday, Sept. 29 | 11:00-12:00
The Atlanta BeltLine: Visualizing Inequities & Programming for Improvement
with Layla Bellows, Community Data Analyst, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Layla supports the BeltLine's equity efforts by acquiring, analyzing, and ultimately visualizing information about neighborhoods and residents surrounding the BeltLine. Prior to this role, Layla was a senior data analyst at the Atlanta Regional Commission and Neighborhood Nexus, where she specialized in developing interactive community data explorers and data communication. Layla holds a master’s in geography from Georgia State University, where she examined environmental gentrification and displacement; she also holds a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s in psychology from Oglethorpe University.
Introduce students to possible careers in data science
Increase connections and partnerships with the Atlanta data community
Promote University Library efforts in supporting research and data services
Share expertise and promote knowledge
Data mined in
Supports GSU students, faculty, and staff in the areas of data analysis tools & methods, data visualization, finding data & statistics, data collection, and data cleaning & management.