Chris Herwig

Chris Herwig is a Development Seed alum.


Data Analyst

Chris is a data analyst at Development Seed , where he uses open-source tools to wrangle and visualize complex data in innovative ways. His tools of choice include R, TileMill, GDAL, and PostGIS. Chris is passionate about open data, civic engagement, and governmental accountability. In his spare time, Chris engages the larger open data community through Occupy Data and other data-centric civic organizations and hackathons.

Prior to joining Development Seed, Chris worked in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where was awarded the State Department’s Franklin Award for his achievements in digital media for the Summit of the Americas.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in international area studies and human rights from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended as a Presidential Scholar. He is currently a Wolcott Fellow at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in security policy.

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