Mona Chalabi
(NY - USA) Mona Chalabi is a data journalist who lives in New York. She was recently named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in Media & Entertainment. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, New York Magazine, The Guardian and many more. Mona has written for radio and TV including NPR, Gimlet, Netflix (The Fix), BBC (Is Britain Racist? Radio 4 and The Frankie Boyle show) and National Geographic (Star Talk). Mona is also an illustrator whose work has been commended by the Royal Statistical Society and exhibited at several galleries including the Tate, The Design Museum and the House of Illustration. In her illustrations, animations, and articles she explores data sets from the timely (affirmative action, voting trends, disability rights) to the offbeat (popular dog names in New York City) to the eye-opening (how many Americans eat pizza for breakfast). Lastly, she’s a producer and presenter. She’s one half of the team that created the Emmy-nominated video series Vagina Dispatches. And she presented and produced the audio experiment Strange Bird.