Mona Chalabi tries to take the numb out of numbers. She's left with lots of "ers."

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After working for a humanitarian organisation, Mona Chalabi saw how important data was, but also how easily it could be used by people with their own specific agendas. Since then, her work for organizations like Transparency International and The Guardian has had one goal: to make sure as many people as possible can find and question the data they need to make informed decisions about their lives.

Chalabi is currently the Data Editor of the Guardian US, where she writes articles, produces documentaries and turns data into illustrations and animations. In 2016, her data illustrations were commended by the Royal Statistical Society.

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