Hello! I'm Zhizhou Wang

I am a recent graduate of the LEDE program, Columbia University School of Journalism, where I focused on data analysis, data visualization and multimedia storytelling. I have covered the Olympics record breaking history, gun control regulation and feasibility problem, cultural life in large cities and Airbnb in Manhattan during these two semestes.

I got to know data visualization during my graduate study in University of Miami. Professor Alberto Cairo, my instructor, enlightened me in this area. Under his instruction, I made several projects with Illustrator and d3 regarding different topics such as homelessness, Captain America, Sea Level rise in Miami-Dade area, and the relationship between female education and children mortality rate.

However, my interest in storytelling started even earlier. In primary school I took part of the national wide composition competition and was honored the third price, this was where I started to find the most effective and efficient way to tell a story. Later I learned Photoshop to make posters, Premiere to edite videos. For me, all of these are tools that help communicating the story I want to tell.

In daily life, travelling around the World is always my biggest dream. I like to see magnificent sceneries, taste international cuisines and meet people and listen to their stories. Afterall, we live in this World when we love it.


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