Ritchie S. King is a reporter and visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight.com, focusing on data visualization and interactive features. He previously held a similar role at Quartz. In a previous life, he was a chemical engineer at a start-up trying to turn wood chips and switchgrass into fuel. Though he left engineering to become a journalist, he’s still into math and likes to muck with data. His written stories and graphics have appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, and IEEE Spectrum.