Foreign Student Graduates Interactive Database

Researchers at Pew Research Center received data from a public records request on foreign graduates of U.S. higher educational institutions who worked or sought employment under the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program after graduation. 

Using various project management tools and techniques, I led this project over three months from initial idea to final product.

Through various brainstorm sessions, I worked with a team of researchers, designers and developers to identify the goal and target users of this data and product: release the data in a digestible and usable format for regional and national journalists and policy makers. From there, I led further discussions on the design and content of the product, which went through various iterations throughout the process.

Iteration Process



Final Product

Tenure Facility Interactive Timeline

The Tenure Facility is an institution that provides grants to advance land and forest rights and livelihoods of indigenous and local communities. Through 2017, it was incubated by the Rights and Resources Initiative.

To showcase the history of land rights in relation to the initial projects funded by the Tenure Facility, I worked with web developer consultants as well as internal and external stakeholders to develop a storytelling template. Its first implementation was for the history of Indigenous Peoples’ land rights in Indonesia. This involved:

  1. Determining key audiences/users and their needs, as well as functionality and content requirements for the template. As we built the template, we also input information for the first use, the Indonesia timeline.
  2. Gathering photos, writing and editing copy, and working with video producers to create videos for the timeline.
  3. Managing the feedback and design ideation process between our consultants and our internal team.
  4. Presenting the timeline to key stakeholders for review and approval.

Digital | Rights and Resources: Tenure Facility Timeline