Susan Merriam is a visual data journalist exploring new storytelling methods for investigative stories. She currently resides on McClatchy’s News Experiences team and is a co-founder of the Center for American Politics and Design, a research group investigating the graphic vernacular of American politics. She holds an M.S. in Data Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University after previously receiving an M.S. from New York University and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.