Lindy Ryan is passionate about telling stories with data. She specializes in translating raw data into insightful stories through carefully curated visuals and engaging narrative frameworks. Lindy leads Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute’s research on understanding and preventing cyberbullying behaviors in emerging technology users through advanced computing approaches. She also teaches courses in visual analytics in Rutgers’ Professional Science Masters program. In addition to her research commitments, Lindy is a full-time faculty member at Montclair State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in data analysis, visualization, and communication. She is a recipient of the MSU Professing Excellence Award, which recognizes professors’ teaching excellence, particularly those who inspire and motivate students.