Tara says she’s much too young to give anyone advice—“I feel like I have to have my own voice before I can tell someone else what voice to have,” she says.
But that’s the beauty of data exploration, says Tara. In coaching an intern on her team, Tara’s main message has been to explore the possibilities.
“I’ve tried to show her how to think about things, and tell her that, ‘Hey, just because I‘m thinking about it this way doesn’t mean that it’s the right way or the only way,’” she says.
That’s what she loves about data. It's just like math, says Tara.
“It’s not like I’m telling you this is how it has to go,” she says. “Data analysis, in my mind, is really a collaborative field, and everyone has something to learn from everyone else because we all think about it differently. There’s no set box that it’s in, which I love.”
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