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State Department and USAID Data Visualization Projects - Panelist Bios & Photos

State Department and USAID Data Visualization Projects


Suzanne Hall (Moderator)Education & Cultural Affairs.


Scott Jones –

Scott Jones is the managing editor of the Department of State’s website. Scott is a leading open data advocate within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He is currently working on making the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices available in new formats and modernizing the reporting process. Scott earned his master’s degree in International Relations Theory and National Security Strategy at Ohio University, where he also earned his bachelor’s.



Jessica Klein is the Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer in the Department of State’s Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance (F).  Ms. Klein supports the overall activities carried out by F including strategic and program planning, budgeting, and program performance management.  She also guides the development of, an interagency effort that supports foreign assistance transparency and aid effectiveness.


Josh Campbell – HIU.

Mr Campbell is currently the GIS Architect at the HIU and is responsible for designing and deploying interactive web mapping applications, a metadata catalog, and geospatial data development platforms. Mr Campbell joined the HIU part-time in 2008 as a Humanitarian Affairs Analyst while completing his PhD coursework in Geography at the University of Kansas. His PhD research focuses on the development of new geographic technologies and its impact on spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and humanitarian information management. More. . .
Maurice Kent – USAID GeoCenter.
Maurice Kent is a Policy Analyst in USAID’s Office of Science and Technology in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning.  His current responsibilities include supporting the Agency’s newly-founded GeoCenter and promoting the incorporation of science and technology into USAID’s development activities.  His prior positions included working in USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance and with the State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs.  He attended  Occidental College as an undergraduate and studied Public Policy at the College of William and Mary for graduate school. 


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