Student Ambassador Program

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MEET THE CREW

Applications for the Student Ambassador Program are currently closed.

Be sure to keep an eye out for openings for the next academic year.

Meet Your Ambassadors

United States

Kire Bjornestad

University of Washington, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Communications and Professional Sales Program

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

To meet people who share a passion and curiosity for data and to teach people the ways that Tableau can make their lives better.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I love exploring environmental data, such as earthquake trends, climate change, and volcanic activity.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

UFO Sightings Since 1940 by David Freifeld

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Maria Brock

George Mason University, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Economics, double minors in Statistics and Data Analysis

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

Bringing Tableau to my fellow students! Tableau is becoming a necessary skill to have when entering the workforce, so I'm really looking forward to providing a campus community that can start learning and becoming comfortable with data visualization and Tableau.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I love it when people find ways to visualize and analyze mainstream culture. For example, I love looking at all the creative vizzes on the Game of Thrones characters and episode breakdowns.

Favorite Color Palette?

No set favorite, but the automated color selected by color.tableaumagic.com is a lifesaver! I can just upload a picture and have the colors presented to me!

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Christopher Capotosto

University of California, Riverside, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Business Administration (Information Systems emphasis)

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I am most excited about building a relationship between Tableau and UC Riverside. I also look forward to possibly teaching my own weekly classes to UCR students who are interested in expanding their skill sets and learning about the capabilities of Tableau.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about unstructured data that is used in sentiment analysis. I find it very interesting how data mining unstructured data that shows people's inclination and opinions (through NLP) can help businesses proactively or reactively make adjustments to satisfy their customer base.

Favorite data set?

As a member of the Yelp Elite, my favorite data set is the Yelp Dataset!

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Ellie Dynes

California Polytechnic State University, Bachelors, 2022

Major:
Statistics

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I am most excited about building a relationship between Tableau and UC Riverside. I also look forward to possibly teaching my own weekly classes to UCR students who are interested in expanding their skill sets and learning about the capabilities of Tableau.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about data on psychology. Anything that reveals information about human behavior has always fascinated me.

Favorite Viz on Tableau Public?

Game of Thrones viz by Adam E McCann

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Bronwyn Hogenson

University of Washington, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Sociology and Professional Sales Program

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I applied to be a Tableau Student Ambassador because as a non-technical learner I have had my struggles becoming data-literate and truly believe Tableau is a product for everyone, despite their educational background.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about data that helps us take actionable moves to improve the world around us.

Favorite Tableau Feature?

Ask Data!

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Akshay Kaushik

Northeastern University, Masters, 2020

Major:
Masters in Data Analytics Engineering

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I am excited about meeting and interacting with people from different backgrounds and understanding how data plays a role into their day-to-day life.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am really passionate about data in the financial services domain – on how they leverage analytics and data-driven insights across the enterprise for enhancing their client experience, capturing new opportunities, mitigating risk, ensuring regulatory compliance, and identifying operational efficiencies.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

A Visual History of Formula 1 by James Smith

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Wendy Mu

University of Southern California, Masters, 2020

Major:
Masters in Business Analytics

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

Last semester I hosted a series of Tableau workshops at USC, because of which I made friends with many passionate Tableau users. I view Student Ambassador Program as an opportunity to connect with the bigger Tableau community and to share the passion for data visualization.

What type of data are you passionate about?

Time series and geographical data. This is also one of the reasons that I love Tableau, because I can create beautiful maps and time series plot with ease.

Favorite data set?

My recent favorite is the Los Angeles Traffic Collisions dataset published by City of Los Angeles Open Data Platform. This summer I became a rookie driver, and this dataset gave me a lot of insights about how to avoid peak hours.!

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Claire Strickler

Clemson University, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Management (Business Analytics Emphasis), Marketing

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

To further my personal learning and to help others in different majors learn how analytics and Tableau can be used in their field.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about data in sports

Favorite color palette?

Tableau 10 because it’s simple and provides high contrast.

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Australia & Singapore

Lorenzo Casaol

Macquarie University, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Applied Finance and Business Analytics double major

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I wanted to share my contagious passion for discovering the ‘unexpected’ and the art of data visualization to students here in Sydney. I’ve realized that Tableau has become the market standard for data visualization in a world full of data and being skilled at it will help students in any industry they choose to endeavor.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I’ve always been obsessed with uncovering insights from datasets related to finance, specifically equities and portfolio management.

Favorite data set?

I recently got to play around with the Kaggle’s titanic dataset to predict passenger’s survivability from the incident. If you have seen the movie, it turns out, a lot of scenes were fairly accurate.

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Yong Long Foo

Singapore Management University, Bachelors, 2021

Major:
Information Systems

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I was exposed to a vast array of opportunities ever since I’ve picked up Tableau. It has always been an effective platform to unleash my creativity and communicate my message to my target audience. I want to equip others with such knowledge which will benefit them regardless of their interests and backgrounds.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about health-related and NBA data.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

NBA Shoot Selection Trend 1990-2018 by Adolfo Hernandez.

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Darren Lim

National University of Singapore, Bachelors, 2022

Major:
Business Analytics

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I realized how little people around me in university knew about Tableau, despite it being a powerful (and free for students!) tool for unearthing insights from data. I am h y p e d to represent Tableau and do my best to spread awareness and help people get started!

What type of data are you passionate about?

I’m really interested in socio-economic data that describes the day-to-day lives of people around us. I really think that there is a lot more value and insights to be obtained from existing sources!

Favorite Tableau feature?

Stories! The ability to craft a path for a user to stumble through and come to a conclusion is simply beautiful to me!

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Jeffrey Lo

University of Sydney, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Business Information Systems and Business Analytics

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I am very passionate about data science and visualisation, with a strong belief that anyone and everyone can learn it. Tableau is a very intuitive tool and there are many free resources provided to students (one of which is the free Student License). I have run data science related workshops in the past year and have always enjoyed those lightbulb moments when business students realise learning analytics don't have to be complicated.

What type of data are you passionate about?

Structured customer data!

Favorite data set?

Inside Airbnb!

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Kevin Lou

University of New South Wales, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Data Science and Decisions

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

Learning more Tableau, meeting new people!

What type of data are you passionate about?

Consumer Data.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

How do we spend our time? by Eric Balash.

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Cheryl Tan

Singapore Management University, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Business Administration

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I’m most excited about meeting like minded people and sharing my love for Tableau!

What type of data are you passionate about?

I’m interested in data on social media channels.

Favorite Tableau Feature?

My favorite Tableau feature would be the show me – it allows me to

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Venesa Wong

Nanyang Technological University, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Information Engineering and Media

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

Learning from mentors and peers in Tableau

What type of data are you passionate about?

Business analytics

Favorite data set?

One with geographical dimension - world map visualisations always look super cool to me!

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United Kingdom

Kimberly Bolch

Oxford University, PhD, 2022

Major:
PhD in International Development

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I am most excited about creating spaces where university students, faculty, and administrators can learn about the power of data visualization and begin to build projects together.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about data that tells a story about how political, economic, or social issues are taking shape around the world.

Favorite data set?

My most commonly used dataset is the World Bank’s World Development Indicators (WDI).

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Anthony Chong

University College London, Masters, 2021

Major:
Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I am a true believer of optimization and that there is always a more efficient way to complete the same task. It is hard to know where to start if you do not understand the problem, and Tableau provides an excellent platform to help identify and convey key messages within data.

What type of data are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about empirical data that comes from scientific experimentation.I am also passionate about data that relate to the growth of technology within our society, as these highlight the important directions, we as a community are heading in.

Favorite Tableau feature?

Dual Axis Feature – I really think the overlaying of pictures and graphs complement the overall graphics.

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Milad Emami

University College London, Bachelors, 2021

Major:
Management Science with Regenerative Medicine Minor

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I really enjoy working with Tableau and consider it to be one of the most useful tools I have used so far. Therefore, I am happy to become a Tableau expert and teach and train other students/friends.

What type of data are you passionate about?

Financial and Consumer Behaviour

Favorite Tableau feature?

Creation of various graphs and diagrams

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Mollie Fenner

University of Warwick, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Masters in Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

I'm excited to connect with Tableau experts and ambassadors to hear about their data analysis experiences and interests!

What type of data are you passionate about?

I'm really interested in social media data and the insights to be gained from the information people share online, from both a business perspective and that of privacy/security.

Favorite Tableau feature?

Being able to create a set by drawing a box around the data points of interest on your visualisation - it's very useful!

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Gilad Gur Harosh

University of Bristol, Masters, 2020

Major:
Masters in Engineering Mathematics

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

When I saw the opportunity to do more with my time as a student - especially representing software that I firmly believe every STEM student would benefit from - I jumped on it with an open mind. My first two years at university were spent entertaining the idea of being more productive with my time - now when I see the opportunity to do something I enjoy and that'd benefit my future I find it hard to decline!

What type of data are you passionate about?

I don't discriminate when it comes to data analysis; I'm passionate about the meaningful, real-life applications of my analytics. Of course though everyone has favourites, and geospatial data - with the help of software like Alteryx - is what I enjoy reading most.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

One is Britain’s Coal Free Record by Meera! This shows great advancement in an area I believe is especially important not for just one industry but the whole planet.

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Ausrine Rimeikyte

University of Leeds, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Economics and Mathematics

Why did you apply to be a Tableau Student Ambassador?

I’m looking forward to introducing Tableau as a go-to tool for any analytics task. I have received surprised reactions from fellow students by demonstrating instant insights of data given just moments ago in seminars, in comparison to using Excel. Tableau is quick and easy to use and it is available for students - they don’t know what they’re missing!

What type of data are you passionate about?

Due to my interest in film industry, I am enthusiastic about exploring all contextual film data: ratings, box office, history and especially trends of genres over time.

Favorite viz on Tableau Public?

My personal favourite Viz is a no-brainer, since it is a love letter to a character I wish I had created myself. It is A fan-made, data-driven tribute to Daredevil by Joshua Smith.

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Chris Westlake

University of Edinburgh, Bachelors, 2020

Major:
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics

What are you most excited about during your term as an ambassador?

The branded swag! Serious answer – sharing the world of data viz with others and showing the opportunities that are available through developing skills with such a flexible tool at Tableau.

What type of data are you passionate about?

Poverty statistics, child labour statistics, anything that can have a positive impact on people who are in a less fortunate position than I find myself in. Also sports (especially rugby) data lends itself to a lot of analysis.

Favorite color palette?

The summer palette – 8 colours that come in pairs, making it easy to make quick comparisons. It’s very flexible whilst being bright and cheerful. We need to make the most of the brightness that is out there!

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Student Ambassadors

Passionate about data and art?

Become a Tableau Student Ambassador to become a visual analytics expert, while empowering and inspiring others on campus to acquire this crucial skill to improve their employability.

As an Ambassador you will have opportunities to work closely with Tableau experts and customers, while gaining leadership and technical skills.

Student Ambassadors are expected to serve the duration of the academic school year.

Perks, Perks, Perks!

As a Tableau Ambassador, you can gain leadership and market experience, network with students and professionals, get free swag, and become a Tableau expert. Perks also include a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the program, and the ability to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam for free! You can put these accomplishments on your resume.

What Do Ambassadors Do?

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Lead

Host quarterly workshops and/or other data events on campus.
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Organize

Organize and promote Tableau events on campus.
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Connect

Become a liaison between the Academic Team and the university.
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Features

Be featured in the Generation Data series and other marketing material.

Do I Qualify?

Application Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic and connected students attending universities around the world to represent Tableau and our brand.

  • Attend university at accredited academic institution
  • Downloaded Tableau for Students free license
  • Resume (feature activities that highlight your involvement on campus)
  • Tableau Public Profile (optional)
  • Cover Letter (optional)

Other Things We Look For

We are also looking for students who have:

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and concepts and explain them to a diverse audience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work autonomously
  • Basic awareness of Tableau - Knowledge of concepts in the Getting Started video

Have you tried Tableau?

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