tells stories with code and graphics as part of the data visuals team. Previously, she created dashboards for scientists at BioBright, a Boston-based biotechnology company, and visualized defense data for Defense Footprint, a project contextualizing the United States' international military presence. She graduated from Brown University in 2017 with a concentration in neuroscience, focusing on the intersection of cognitive science and design. Mandi enjoys murals, freestyle embroidery and animated films.
Through Oct. 28, 8.6 million people, or more than half of registered voters, had cast their ballots in the 2020 general election. The Texas Tribune will continue to track cumulative early voting and mail-in ballot totals. Full Story
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The Texas Tribune's database of compensation for Texas state employees has been updated to represent employee salaries as of July 1. It includes detailed data for the 113 agencies in state government and positions at each of those agencies. Full Story
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The Texas Tribune's database of compensation for Texas state employees has been revamped. It includes detailed data for all of the 113 agencies in state government and every position at each of those agencies. Full Story
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