P.Stat, Founder and Principal Data Scientist
Heather Krause remains unconvinced. As a data scientist and statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide) she attacks the largest questions facing societies today, working with non-profit and social sector organizations, local and national governments, and data journalists. Her relentless pursuit of clarity and realism in these projects pushed her beyond pure analysis to mastering the entire data ecosystem including ground-breaking work in data sourcing, design, visualization, communication, and journalism, each incorporating bleeding edge theory and technologies. Never satisfied to accept stale answers or perspectives, her methodology is rigorous and unconstrained by convention.
Always distinguished by the human focus of her work, Heather believes that people are both the solution and the goal when addressing complex data questions. She insists that to make data science relevant and effective, investment and understanding must be fostered among all participants in a project. Her work proves that data narratives can be meaningful to any audience from a boardroom to the front page. Striving for a broad, flexible coalition of skills and experiences, Heather created Datassist: a statistical consulting company with an innovative structure designed to harvest the power of collaborating specialists on a tailored project basis, with none of the cumbersome rigidity of old-mentality businesses.
Her emphasis on relationships and communication have made her an industry-famous colleague, known for championing simple language, intersectional perspectives, and strong universal narratives. In the battle against confusion and uncertainty, Heather Krause invites partners into her work with vigorous enthusiasm, seeing clients, colleagues and constituents as essential pieces of large questions. Her unique contributions have been sought across a range of clients from individual researchers to large international organizations including: FiveThirtyEight, Orb Media, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE USA, the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Secretariat, and MasterCard. Heather Krause brings the skills to analyse and tell the story of any data, and the conviction that the questions must be asked.