Dr. Tracy K. Teal has been the Open Source Program Director at RStudio/Posit, Executive Director of Dryad, and a co-founder and Executive Director of The Carpentries. She developed open source bioinformatics software as an assistant professor at Michigan State University and holds a PhD in computation and neural systems from California Institute of Technology. Tracy is involved in the open source software and reproducible research communities, including serving on advisory committees for NumFOCUS, pyOpenSci, R Consortium, and CarbonPlan, and has been working with open source communities, developing curriculum, and teaching people how to work with data and code as a developer, instructor and project leader throughout her career.
Alejandra Padilla is a co-founder of Serendipia, an independent data journalism project specializing in data analysis and visualization regarding issues such as gender violence, environmental concerns, corruption, human rights, and more. With extensive experience as a data journalist, she has contributed to renowned Mexican newspapers including SinEmbargo and El Universal, as well as the Mexican Science Museum. Alejandra holds a degree in Communication Sciences with a major in Journalism from the School of Political and Social Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Paola Villarreal is a data scientist and Full-Stack developer with over 23 years of international experience leading multidisciplinary teams in the private, public and non-profit sectors. For her work in the field of Public Interest Data Science she has been recognized with the MIT Innovators under 35 LATAM award, BBC's 100 Inspiring Women and was awarded a fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is passionate about using data and technology to address complex and urgent challenges, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, misinformation, and human rights. Her past experience includes working as Coordinator of Repositories, Research and Foresight at the National Council of Science and Technology of the Government of Mexico, where she helped coordinate Covid-19 efforts.
Mago Torres is The Examination's data editor. She has held leadership roles at the Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP) and OpenNews. She worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the Pandora Papers, FinCEN Files, Luanda Leaks and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers. She was a lead journalist on an investigation into clandestine graves in Mexico which garnered numerous awards including the 2019 Gabo journalism prize, which recognizes the best investigations in Latin America. Mago is originally from Mexico City.